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Neir’eywa’sa jahmka g’hes
Group of drums over six meters high
Joyous occasions, such as matings and births
|Behind the Scenes|
At the beginning of these celebrations, the Na'vi involved (e.g., newly mated couples, new parents, young Na'vi who has completed Iknimaya) will be the first to “ring the drums” (announce the news), swinging the pendulum beater rapidly to hit all the drums, but in no set pattern. Once the celebratory dances have begun, another Na’vi drummer takes over and plays more rhythmic patterns as accompaniment.
This drum also announces deaths, except in times of battle. Death announcements consist of three complete cycles of very slow steady strikes, once on each drum.
- Varying sizes of shallow drums in framework represent Pandora’s solar system. Player stands in center of ring below, and hits drums with a beater suspended from a vine.
Behind The ScenesEdit
The circular drums were designed during the development of Project 880 in the mid to late 2000s, and while they appeared as an entry on Pandorapedia in 2009 the design remained unused until their appearance in Toruk - The First Flight, in 2015.