of the Balien Chant
The balien's chant includes a verse sung by the leader, followed by a chorus
sung by all the other participating baliens, consisting of the final few syllables of the verse. The melody of the chorus is as follows: The tune in which the verse is sung uses a free-style permutation of the same
notes that are used in the chorus.
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Book title: Spirits Captured in Stone:Shamanism and Traditional Medicine among the Taman of Borneo.
Contributors: Jay H. Bernstein - Author.
Publisher: Lynne Rienner.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 189.
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