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Dimensions: length: 152 cm. produced by honey bees to repair damages and openings in the hive. the tail is carved to represent a stylised crocodile head. The bamboo buzzer is a bamboo tube which is open or split at one end. The lute is decorated with floral motives. as in kasama (tagalog word) and LUTA (visayan word) means separated. one string for the melody. Is one of the most ancient percussion instruments among the tagalogs. propolis. which means two separated wood sounded together to produce a musical sound or rhythm. The two syllables together produce kalutang. Eight frets originally held in place placed on the neck of the lute by a sticky rubbery substance. .. This instrument is also used to drive away evil spirits. where KA means company.5 cm. Those who speak tagalog and visayan dialect will easily understand the meaning of the word kalutang. one for the drone. Two stringed lute made of wood.The bamboo buzzer is known variously as the balingbing or bunkaka (Kalinga) and batiwtiw (Central Philippines). The sound is produced by striking the split end against the palm of the hand. width: 11. It is played by striking one piece against the other.

The Banwaon and Umayamnon sometimes hang a big agung in front of them and beat it usually with two blank. This drum is made from a log of wood whose length approximately matches its diameter. this projecting half is then inserted into a thin bamboo stick which serves as the neck. Blaan. Gongs are usually played alone. The small gongs are hung by a rope which is held with one hand by the player while the other hand beats on the boss with a padded mallet. The Banwaon adopted the name kugut from the identical instrument of the neighboring Agusan Manobo. Also known as ³Dayuday´ in Mindanao. A bamboo strip is pierced through two holes in the coconut shell with one half sticking out. they use gongs of different shapes and sizes. Mandaya and Mansaka. resulting in a high-pitched. Drums which are constructed in exactly the same way are used among several other ethnic groups in eastern Mindanao. unpadded sticks on the rim. seem to prefer playing the agung in combination with the drum gimbê (gimbal). It is covered with skin at both ends but.The Bukidnon prefer small gongs with narrow rims and with a boss but in practice. whatever kind of gong is available. on the other hand. The body of the instrument is made from one half of a coconut shell. . the bow's string of abaka. The dayuday (dayuray) is a spike fiddle with only one string. The bow is also made out of a bamboo strip. including the Tboli. The Banwaon. All these gongs are called agung. Bagobo. the open end of which is covered with snake skin or pig¶s bladder. which they probably adopted from the Agusan Manobo. metallic sound obviously considered the ideal gong sound for dancing in these areas. Played using a bow and a fro. The string of the dayuday is made of abaka hemp or from a purchased guitar steel string. as it is standing on the ground on one drum head only one skin is beaten with two sticks.

length: 31.. And. height: 9 cm. The plates are tuned and played as a kulintang.5 cm Lantoy are generally distinguished according to the construction of their mouthpieces.. the Bukidnon have three types of flutes. Dimensions. the beast of burden in the Philippines. although adults also play the instrument. . diameter: 1. Referring to the musical instrument composed of 7-8 graduated gongs laid horizontally on a rack. Its use here to symbolize "Community Voices" is more historic in origin. Dimensions: length: 95 cm. The set is considered to be a practice set for children. which are all made out of bamboo: one type of long flute and two types of short flutes that come in different varieties. The "tambuli" is a Filipino horn prepared from the horn of a carabao.5 cm. depending on the arrangement of the fingerholes.Bamboo tube. A set of eight iron plates with boss on a wooden frame. In this respect. width: 14 cm. played by a pair of soft wooden sticks. perhaps an authentic photo of a Tambuli. closed at one end by a node (on the right on the picture). All flutes have something in common: the position of their fingerholes is determined by using the circumference of the bamboo reed as a measuring unit. it depends on the type of flute how many times this measuring unit is copied to the reed and marked by scratched lines on the bamboo¶s surface.

the smallest political unit. In both respects. it is considered the toughest of the three bamboo flutes (the others being the tumpong and the suling) to use because of the way one must shape one's lips against its tip to make a sound. also called the "baryo".. come to a meeting and hear an important news or event that has significance to the community. This then signals the meeting of the people in the "barangay" (i. these are accurate embodiments of the goals of "Community Voices". is called the hulakteb . Pulala (Bukidnon) and Lumundeg (Banuwaen) is a type of Philippinebamboo flute. The "tambuli" is used also to signal the presence or potential of incoming danger. the largest one used by the Maguindanaon. Among the Bukidnon. The construction of the mouthpiece is such that the lower end is cut diagonally to accommodate the lower lip and the second diagonal cut is make for the blowing edge..e. i.In the old days. A lip-valley flute. also called Pulalu (Manabo and Mansaka).e. the barrio captain. a smaller type of this instrument is called the Hulakteb (Bukidnon). The palendag. and the appropriateness of "tambuli" to symbolize these aspirations. in the Philippines). a similar instrument with the same construction except that it is three-fourths the length of the palendag. usually led by the "kapitan". the "town crier" blows the "tambuli" to alert the community people to gather. Palandag (Bagobo).

The beaters are made of wood with a piece of tube rubber. . The resonating case is decorated with floral motives. height: 37 cm. Sometimes a duo is formed with a 'biula'. Dimensions: length: 102 cm. separated by metal nails. width: 51 cm.Xylophone with 17 keys made of bamboo.. The Gabbang can be played as a solo instrument. At the sides are two mirrors. a local violin.