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Word: baba or balbal

Category: instrument

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Kalinga

2. General physical description: referring to the largest and lowest pitched gong in a six-gong topayya ensemble.

3. General playing technique: struck by hands, 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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