Category: Entertainment

Gabbang

Gabbang is popular among the Samal people and has reached the farthest islands of Sulu. A miniature xylophone also called gabbang of the Yakan people of Basilan, has only 5 keys. The Tausug gabbang is an important instrument that accompanies secular...

Kudlong

The Kudlong is a two-stringed lute that is boat-shaped with wooden tightening rods and frets made of beeswax. One string plays a drone and the other string plays a melody. The body is also carved to represent a mythical animal with...

Gangsa

Gangsa is a flat gong that is played in an ensemble of two or more gongs of varying sizes. In Kalinga, that gangsa is played in a group of six. Each player strikes the surface of the gong with a beater...

Tambi

Tambi This instrument is a whole node of bamboo. It has two strings cut free from the bamboo itself with rattan rings at the end to support it. The strings are lifted by small bamboo pegs A piece of bamboo or...

Bultung

Bultung The traditional sports and games of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are not just regular games for them but it’s their way of life. One perfect example is the Ifugao’s bultung or wrestling. Bultung is a traditional way of practice by...