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Word: babandir

Category: instrument

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Maguindanaon

2. General physical description: a small thin-rimmed gong with a low central protrusion.

3. General playing technique: Three ways of playing: by striking the gong with a pair of sticks, by striking the gong’s rim with one stick while holding the rim with the left hand, and by laying the instrument upside down and striking the gong’s rim with two sticks..

4. Musical function: keeps the tempo and rhythm in palabunibunyan.

5. Playing circumstance: it is heard in various occasions like weddings, water baptism called paigo sa ragat, and curing rites called kapagipat

Source:CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Volume I, Peoples of the Philippines, K-Z

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