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Sketch of kulintang ensemble instruments What is Kulintang?

Among many Magindanaon instrumental music forms, kulintang is the most frequently performed. Kulintang is a set of eight small bossed gongs in graduated sizes, horizontally laid on a rack called antangan (from antang, "to arrange"). Kulintang also refers to the ensemble in which this instrument is accompanied by four other instruments.

Click on the links below to learn more:

The Instruments - brief definitions of the instruments involved in the kulintang ensemble.

Photos - pictures from performances or other events.

Video - Video sample of "Pangalay", a traditional "fingernail" dance of the Tausug people of Jolo, from the southern Mindanao province of Sulu. (requires Quicktime 4)

Audio - Sound clips of kulintang music.