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Kulintang is a term for various musical instruments and musical genres which are indigenous to the South-East Asian islands presently known as Indonesia and the Philippines. Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


In the Philippines, kulintang is the name of a specific indigenous musical instrument (usually, a set of eight tuned, graduated gongs laid on a horizontal rack); however, kulintang also refers to the entire ensemble of percussion instruments which are typically played with the kulintang instrument (for example, in the Maguindanao culture, the "agung", "dabakan", "gandingan", and "babendil"). Kulintang also refers to the music performed by the ensemble musicians. This article is about a type of musical instrument. ... Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ...


In Indonesia, kulintang is the name of musical instruments indigenous to several islands, particularly to Sumatra and Sulawesi. Among the indigenous peoples living in the region presently known as Sabah (Indonesia), and the Sulu Archipelago (Philippines), the entire instrument ensemble is known as "kulintangan". Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest part of Indonesia. ... Flag of same Map of Sulawesi pictures by Julianto Halim Sulawesi (or Celebes) is a large Indonesian island. ... State motto: Sabah Maju Jaya Capital Kota Kinabalu Governor Ahmadshah Abdullah Chief Minister Hj. ... Sulu Archipelago is an island chain in the southwest Philippines. ...


Gamelan music of Indonesia has distinct and easily identifiable differences between the styles played by the many ethnic groups and cultures found throughout Indonesia's islands. Kulintang ensemble music of the Philippines also differs greatly with the ethnic group and region in which it is found. A gamelan is a musical ensemble of Indonesian origin typically featuring metallophones, xylophone(s), drums, and gongs. ...


For example, the Maguindanaon style of Philippine kulintang music is known for its rhythmic complexity and high degree of improvisation, while the Maranao style (which is played only a few hundred miles north of Maguindanao province) emphasizes melody. Maguindanao kulintang music can be further broken down into five different "schools" or styles of music, including the most ancient style of Maguindanaon kulintang music, which originated in the city of Dulawan (presently known as Datu Piang), known simply as "Dulawan style".


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  • What is Kulintang?
  • Kulintang Music of the Philippines
  • History of Cotabato
  • Palabunibuniyan Gongs: Kulintang
  • Music of Indonesia series, presented by Smithsonian Folkways and the Society of Indonesian Performing Arts
  • KULINTANG AND THE MAGUINDANAONS

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Ownership of the Kulintang is a measure of wealth, and endows prestige and a higher standard of measure to the family.
KULINTANG (Maguindanao and Maranao) - (also kolintang (Maranao), kulintangan (Tausog)) 7 to 8 graduated gongs set on a sounding rack, usually tuned to the pentatonic scale, and is the instrument that creates the melody in the orchestra.
And in the center of it all, is the kulintang master who creates the melodic lines, and sets the standards by which the other members of the group plays.
Kulintang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
Kulintang is a term for various musical instruments and musical genres which are indigenous to the Southeast Asian islands presently known as Indonesia and the Philippines.
Kulintang ensemble music of the Philippines also differs greatly with the ethnic group and region in which it is found.
Maguindanao kulintang music can be further broken down into five different "schools" or styles of music, including the most ancient style of Maguindanaon kulintang music, which originated in the city of Dulawan (presently known as Datu Piang), known simply as "Dulawan style".
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