I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan

I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan is the story of a young girl, Lalai, and her grandfather, Tåtan Bihu. Through patience, practice, and love for one another, Tåtan Bihu teaches Lalai how to play the bilembaotuyan, a unique CHamoru instrument that makes a beautiful sound.

Description

I Lalai i Bilembaotuyan is the loving story of a young girl, Lalai, and her grandfather, Tåtan Bihu. Tåtan Bihu is one of the few remaining people that knows how to play the bilembaotuyan, a unique CHamoru instrument that makes a beautiful sound. Through his teachings, Lalai learns about patience, hard work, and overcoming the challenges of learning how to play a new instrument. When tragedy strikes and Tåtan Bihu passes away, Lalai uses the the bilembaotuyan to share her grandfather’s life-long lessons with those around her, showing them that music is played with the heart and given with love from one generation to the next.

Additional information

Weight 14.5 oz
Dimensions 10.3 × 8.3 × 0.7 in
Authors

Catherine Payne and John Payne II

Illustrator

Veronica Cruz

Format

Hardcover; 41 pages

Publication Date

2022

ISBN

978-1935198-64-2

$15.00