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Midkiff
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Posted:i wonder how many people it would take to make music with fire poi? he maori people used to do it from what i hear i would like to attempt this or see and hear it done

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NathanielEverist
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Posted:It'd be hard because fire poi don't make that much noise. They make that whooshing noise, so I suppose it'd be possible to create a basic rhythm with a few people, which would be cool.

The poi the maori used are different from modern poi.


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liquidtrance


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Posted:what about making a special set of firepoi for just that purpose? like a monkeyfist set with a core designed to make a noise like the traditional maori kind, maybe a hollow metal core with something inside to make noise on impact?

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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georgemc
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Posted:ummmm, guys, the Maori didn't use fire poi other than as a weapon to set fire to a Pa. The closest thing I've seen to a "musical poi" is the Australian Aborigine bullroarer. I guess with a "chorus" of bullroarer's of different sizes/shapes you could make some kind of music by altering the spinning speed.

But as for a fire version of a bull-roarer or fire poi to make music, I suspect that the action of the air on the flame might block the hole for the sound if it was around the core anyway.


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aston
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Posted:Boleadoras? If that is what I am thinking of at least....

South American thing where you hit the ground with it to make a rhythm.


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meshunderlay
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Posted:Georgemc, Aston, merge ideas!

Get on it!


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georgemc
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Posted:no - stick with a hole in it attached to a string. whirl it around your head and it makes a noise.

At HoP HQ we were playing with "music poi" but couldn't get anything reliable - and that was non-fire. I am pretty sure a fire version would be even more no-go unless someone comes up with an approach no-one imagined before.


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Taniya


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Posted:Hey.. this is some thing new that I have never heard of before . thanks for sharing this technique I should try out .

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Midkiff
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Posted:well anyone think they could make any of these different concepts?

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eca
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Posted:You could do a bullroarer with fire on the ends, or boleadoras with these at the ends.

Since you're talking about getting a group of people to do this, you could have some people with fire poi, some with the fire bullroarers, and some with the fire boleadoras working together.


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