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Music_of_the_Philippines[1] - • Set of 8 tuned gongs •...

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Music of the Philippines Philippines Started migrating from South China Settled as traders Spain took over in search of gold - establishment of Catholicism - lost Philippines during Spanish-American War World War II era taken over by Japanese Post World War II era fought for liberty 1946, Independence gained - adoption of new government - fluctuation between dictatorship and democracy ended 12 regional languages Magindanao People Group of Muslim people known as Moros in the Philippines There are 8 different groups of Moros living in the southern island in and around Mindanao. Known for Kulintang and Gandigan music Kulintang Music Related to Indonesian Gamelan Used for weddings, religious festivals, entertaining, healing ceremonies
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Unformatted text preview: • Set of 8 tuned gongs • Leads the ensemble • Related to the Balinese trompong Gandigan • Set of 4 hanging gongs • Play a counter melody to the Kulintng’s pattern • Used to communicate “talking gongs” Ageng • Largest and lowest pitched instrument • Come in pair of low and high pitches • Used as a supporting instrument Babendil • Single gong • Keeps the time by playing a basic unchanging pattern Dabukan (Darbuka) • Goblet drum played with 2 thin sticks • Keeps the rhythm of the piece Kudyapi • 2 stringed lute • Shape of a boat • One of the strings played open for improvisation • The other string melody string • Originally played by men to win affection from a girl...
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