Kulintang Information and Resources (North America)
Available Kulintang Instruments
Do It Yourself
How to Make Your Own Antangan (kulintang stand) and Betay (kulintang sticks):
About Some Noted Traditional Kulintang Teachers
Aga Mayo Butocan Aga Mayo Butocan at the Ateneo University (Philippines)
Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan Danny Kalanduyan at the National Endowment for the Arts (U.S.A.)
Kanapia Kalanduyan Kanapia Kalanduyan at the University of the Philippines
Traditional Kulintang Performance Groups in California/United States
San Francisco Kulintang Project (San Francisco Bay Area, California)
Kulintang Instructors Currently Teaching in California/United States
For further information, please contact info @ kulintang.org (remove spaces before and after the @ symbol)
San Diego, California: Bernard Ellorin, Ph.D. (teaching in the East Bay during Fall 2017)
San Francisco, California: Conrad Benedicto. ConradBenedicto @ gmail.com (remove spaces)
San Francisco: Caroline Cabading
San Francisco Bay Area: Titania Buchholdt (limited availability)
San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay: Ron Quesada thehouseofgongs @ gmail.com (remove spaces)
Sonoma county, California: Alexis Canillo
Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland area: Mitchell Yangson
Modern Kulintang Music in North America
Selected Reference Materials
Asian Music: Journal of the Society for Asian Music. Volume XXVII-2, Spring / Summer, 1996. Asian Music Journal: Kulintang Music issue
Benitez, Kristina. 2005. The Maguindanaon Kulintang: Musical Innovation, Transformation and the Concept of Binalig, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation.
Butocan, Aga Mayo. 1987. Palabunibunyan: a repertoire of musical pieces for the Maguindanao Kulintangan [sic]. Manila: Philippine Women’s University.
Cadar, Usopay H. 1971. The Maranao Kulintang Music: an Analysis of the instruments, musical organization, etymologies and historical documents, Seattle: University of Washington, M.A. Thesis.
Kalanduyan, Danongan S. 1984. The Performance of Maguindanaon Kulintang Music of the Southern Philippines. Seattle: University of Washington, M.A. Thesis.
Maceda, José. 1963. The music of the Maguindanao in the Philippines, Los Angeles: University of California, Ph.D. Dissertation.
_____. 1998. Gongs & bamboo: a panorama of Philippine music instruments. Quezon City: University of the Philippines
Gonzalves, Theodore S. 2009. The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Otto, Steven Walter. 1976. The Maranao Kakolintang. An approach to the Repertoire. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Ph.D. Dissertation.
_____. 1985. The Maranao Kakolintang. An approach to the Repertoire. Marawi: Mindanao State University.
Posner, Karen L. 1980. The Magindanaon Kulintang, Seattle: University of Washington, M.A. Thesis.
Scholz, Scott. 1981. The Supportive Role of the Agung in the Maguindanaon Kulintang Ensemble. Seattle: University of Washington, M.A. Thesis.
Talusan, Mary. 2017. Recording review of “Kulintang: Gong Music from Mindanao in the Southern Philippines” and “Maranao Culture at Home and in the Diaspora.” Asian Music: Journal for the Society for Asian Music. Volume 48-1, pp. 135-139. Austin:University of Texas Press.
_____. 2014. “Muslim Filipino Traditions in Filipino American Popular Culture.” Muslims and American Popular Culture, Volume 1. Ann Rypstat Richards and Iraj Omidvar, eds. New York: Praeger.
Terada, Yoshitaka. 1983. The role of the Gandingan in the Magindanaon Kulintang Ensemble. Seattle: University of Washington, M.A. Thesis
Trimillos, Ricardo Diosdado. 1972. Tradition and repertoire in the cultivated music of the Tausug of Sulu, Philippines. Los Angeles: University of California, Ph.D. Dissertation.
Banasil, Sindao, 1997. Pakaradia-an: Maranao Epic Chants and Instrumental Music (Tao Music 004) Sindao Banasil recording at Amazon.com
Butocan, Aga Mayo, 1995. Earth Kulintang (Tao Music), cassette.
__________, 1995. Maguindanao Kulintang (Tao Music) Aga Mayo Butocan recording at Amazon.com
DATU, 2016. World Gong Crazy. DATU recordings at datumusic.com
Houn (Ho), Fred, 1988. A Song for Manong: the Soundtrack to Part 3 of Bamboo that Snaps Back, featuring the Asian American Art Ensemble and Kulintang Arts (AsianImprov 0003). A Song for Manong recording at Amazon.com
Kalanduyan, Danongan S., 2004. The Old Tradition of Maguindanaon Kulintang
Kalanduyan, Danongan S. and Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble, 2001. Pakaraguian sa Maguindanao: A Celebration of Kulintang Music & Dance (Mindanao Lilang-Lilang CD001)
__________, 2003. Traditional Kulintang Music and Dance of the Southern Philippines (Mindanao Lilang-Lilang CD002)
Kulintang Arts, 1989. Ancient Rhythms/Urban Sounds, cassette.
__________, 1992. Cycles: Timeless Rituals to Ancient Icons.
Kulintronica, 2015. Till the Break of Gong Kulintronica recording at Amazon.com
Mindanao Kulintang Ensemble, 1995. Kulintang: Traditional Gong Music from Mindanao Island, Philippines
Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, undated (c. 2010). Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.
Subla, 2014. Neokulintang. Subla recording at cdbaby.com
Various artists, 1955. Music of the Magindanao [sic] in the Philippines, vol. 1 & 2 (Smithsonian Folkways FW04536/FE4536) Dr. Jose Maceda’s field recordings at Smithsonian Folkways Records
Various artists, 1996. Gifts from the past: Philippine music of the Kalinga, Maranao and Yakan (Manu Music) Sindao Banasil performs Maranao music, Beni Sokkong performs Kalinga music: 1992 studio recordings at Wellington, New Zealand
World Kulintang Institute, 1994. Kulintang: Ancient Gong/Drum Music from the Southern Philippines (World Kulintang Records 72551)
“The Cotabato Sessions” (released 2014) is provided courtesy of the film’s producer (Susie Ibarra) and director (Joel Quizon), in memory of the life and legacy of Danny Kalanduyan.
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2016 video by Alexander JR; as edited and broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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KQED — San Francisco public television series “Spark” — released ~2006