nose flutes to the fore: His Majesty King Taufa’Ahau Tupou IV of Tonga

September 12, 2006

Delighted to see that one of my favourite instruments featured in the obituary of His Majesty King Taufa’Ahau Tupou IV of Tonga. “Nose flautists had been practising the haunting melodies with which they awoke the King and Queen in a dawn serenade on coronation day.” Let us hope that when the time came to bid farewell to His Majesty the same instruments were prominent. And none of this Frozen Monkeys nonsense.

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