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Kulintang - the social context
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.
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