Strama Dissertation

Mindano Music

KOLINTANG

TAGONGKO

and

KAPANIRONG

Asian audio cultures add up in the The southern area of Philippines. В On these islands older Malay music and a later sort of India/Muslim music coexist. В Unaccompanied vocal singing and the make use of bamboo ideocords and bamboo flutes happen to be indicative of practices prevalent in Malaysia. В The chanting of long, melismatic melodies are reminiscent of Indian and Islamic music; although gong playing with basses mirrors practices in the same way observed in Dalam negri, Laos, Thailand, and Burma| Vera-Reyes Incorporation., 1978

| Two distinct types of tune are popular amonst the Maguindanaos: 1) religious chants sung during the Friday noon service, the celebration of theВ MoludВ orВ Mawlid, theВ puwasaВ or Ramadan, and the periodic commemoration of the lifeless; and 2) the fewer formal seglar songs, such as love tracks, legend melodies, and lullabies. В Similarly, among the Tausogs, song practices fall into both theВ lugu, В unaccompanied songs linked to traditional rituals; or theВ paggabbang, songs rendered solely to get entertainment.

(Source: Pobre, C. P., et al, 1978. В Tuladan, The Philippine South. В Manila: The Exec Committee; 160pp. )

KOLINTANG

The popularВ kolintangВ

(gong melody) is performed in different instrumental combinations, nevertheless the Maguindanao attire is said to achieve the most designed melodic permutation|

Mindanao State University, 1980

The ensemble consists of a set of 8-10 gongs of graduated sizes arranged in a row (kolintang), a hanging gong using a thin sound (babendir), a drum (debakan), one or two suspended gongs (agong), and a pair of gongs with narrow rims (gandingan). TheВ kolintangВ is a counterpart with the Malaysian or perhaps IndonesianВ gamelan, except that it is an attire strictly of percussion instruments. В Simply no wind or perhaps string device is enjoyed to go along with it. В The principal eight-gong series (kolintang) is used to experience a variety of meaningful compositions; the other gongs and the drum follow their beat. In Maranao the musical or perhaps poetical compositions played about theВ kolintangВ usually have dual meanings: literal and " cultural. " В Here are some examples: | В

KaseladengPalagoy kaseladeng

Ka kerarab a kalasan. | DeerRun, try to escape, deer

For the forest is using.

Apart from the literal that means the ethnic interpretation can be: the maiden player warns her 1st suitor (" deer" ) to give up dating her, В as a new and accepted suitor will certainly replace him. В Likewise the communication suggests that the brand new suitor can become her partner in playing theВ kolintang. | В

KatebonanOman ko katademan

A kiyatebonan o taw,

Na rabayin ako a lo. | Tabon EggsAs I recollect the time that

People searched tabon eggs,

My cry run down my personal cheeks.

Historically, indigences have occurred inside the Lanao region and have influenced people everywhere in search of foodstuff, including the ova of the birdВ tabon, along the marine coastal neighborhoods. В " My tears" reflects a tragic recollection from the famine which in turn brought hardships including the criticizing occupation of searching forВ tabonВ eggs. | В

KanditagawnanAdaw Ditagawnan,

Na pamola ka social fear obi

Na gawnen ta imanto

Mhh itinda ta bo amay

A tobey maguire o madakel a taw. | ChumsHey Chum,

Plant camote which will

Today we need to harvest

And cook tomorrow

For the folks to eat.

A joke among two close friends, a young girl and a new man, exaggerates the small amount of time of sowing, harvesting, cooking, and eatingВ camote. В The girl suggests raisingВ camoteВ for service to their very own people. | В

KapelawlawdMelawdlawd ako

Ka da kawanan da diwang;

Miyangarodan ako

Ka de uma diwang da kawanan. | NeutralityFar I sail in the ocean Not choosing correct nor remaining;

Farther I go into the interesting depth

To have not enemy nor friend. В

This poem shows the normal neutrality of a Maranao, when his family and friends are in conflict. В This individual avoids fidele involvement by simply figuratively going into the " ocean" or " depth" away from the quarreling parties. В | KapmotantangKaram o tantangi ko

So nodriza motantang iyan...

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