HomeBlogs Yangere A not-so-traditional, but still typically North Halmaheran art form is
the Yangere. This is performed by a group of men playing on various
instruments, most characteristically on that huge, boxy string
instrument. It also involves beautiful singing, and slow dancing by the
female members of the group.
Yangere is associated with Christians, and is popularly performed at non-traditional festivities like New Year’s Eve.
It strongly reminded me of the music played by string-bands in the South Pacific!