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CLIP 6775

Kulintang - the social context

Kulintang  - the social context
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Key Info
  • Kulintang - the social context
  • Duration: 00:59
  • The musician Danny Kalanduyan gives some background to kulintang, interspersed with performance clips. Kulintang is a modern term for an ancient instrumental form of music composed on a row of small, horizontally-laid gongs which function melodically, accompanied by larger, suspended gongs and drums. Kalanduyan says this music is not connected to religion. He says many people in the Philippines think this is Muslim music; however, it also serves a more social function.
  • Subject:

    Music

       Topic:

    Music in Context

  • Keywords: Gamelan, gongs, world music, Philippines, Travels with Music
Ideas for use in class
  • Connections can be made with gamelan playing. Music for special events.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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