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Old 02-26-2015, 01:55 AM   #1
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What does it mean when a song has in parenthesis that it's whistled? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqGqI1fps-8
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What does it mean when a song has in parenthesis that it's whistled? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqGqI1fps-8
It means that a *whistle carrier comes up to the edge of the drum and blows his whistle for the drum to sing 4 more leads/verses. For some reason the video you posted does not show the whistle carrier. You can only hear his whistle being blown at the end of the video.

*There is controversy in modern powwows on who has the right to blow whistles at a powwow. In olden times it was a honored position in grass dance and warrior societies. Not everyone had this right. Today, times change and the lines of tradition have been blurred.
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What does it mean when a song has in parenthesis that it's whistled? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqGqI1fps-8
That was old what's his name that blew the whistle on that song. I remember.
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Record or not record a whistled song? I could care less if someone records a whistled song.
At a vendors stand you can buy a powwow cd with whistled songs on them.
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