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Kulintang is an ancient instrumental form of music from Malaysia and the Philippines. It consists of a row of bossed gongs cast in bronze, accompanied by larger suspended gong-chimes.

The clip shows a palabuniyan kulitang ensemble.
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10 June 2009

Classroom Ideas

Students can compare this style of music with that of the gamelan. Students could identify three similarities and three differences between the two styles. Ask students to discuss the role of the leader in this ensemble, and how the rest of the performers are responding to the leader.

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