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Word: kulintangan

Category: instrument

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Maguindanaon

2. General physical description: a gong ensemble consisting of five instruments: a series of eight graduated bossed gongs called kulintang, a pair of wide-rimmed gongs called agong, a goblet-shaped drum called dabakan, a set of four thin-rimmed gongs called gandingan, and a small thin-rimmed gong called babandir. It is also called palabunibunyan which means an ensemble of loud sounding instruments.

3. General playing technique: struck with mallets and sticks.

4. Musical function:

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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