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Word: Gangsa

Category: insturment

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Kalinga

2. General physical description: highly valued ensemble generally consists of five or six flat gongs played in two styles: gangsa pattung or palook, and gangsa topayya.

3. General playing technique: hit by hands or by sticks, interlocking patterns

4. Musical function:

5. Playing circumstance: rituals

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

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