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The Playing Cyas

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Title

The Playing Cyas

Description

Mastery of this drum, especially the “heeling” technique (pressing of heels against the skin of the drum to vary tone) requires intense training to be able to produce the precise rhythms to attract, control and appease the appropriate spirits.

Creator

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank

Citation

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank, “The Playing Cyas,” Jamaica Memory Bank, accessed April 24, 2024, https://memorybankja.org.jm/items/show/208.

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