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 songs for the entertainment of guests in weddings and anniversaries.
The gabbang’s resonator is a box-shaped in trapezoid. Generally it has 17-19 keys.
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