Gabbang | National Museum of the Philippines (@natmuseumph)

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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