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Word: balimbing, bungkaka, ubbeng

Category: instrument

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Kalinga

2. General physical description: an ensemble generally consists of five or six bamboo buzzers

3. General playing technique: hit on a hand/body part, interlocking patterns

4. Musical function:

5. Playing circumstance: courtship: In southern Kalinga, the bungkaka are sounded to drive evil spirit away as people travel in the mountains.

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

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