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Word: banga

Category: dance

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Kalinga

2. General physical description: pot dance of Kalinga maidens who are famous for balancing on their heads several clay pots filled with water as they come home from the river where they have bathed and cleaned their wares.

3. General playing technique: the steps exhibit the skill of hopping and stepping on the stones along the stream or river while balancing the pots on their heads and singing “Intaku Masasakdu” (Let’s take a bath)

4. Musical function:

5. Playing circumstance:

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

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