Maguindanaon Music: Kulintang

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Palabunibuniyan: Most widely performed instrument in the Maguindanao region. It means an ensemble of loud-sounding instruments:

  1. Kulintang – a set of eight bossed gongs of graduated size
  2. Gandigan – a set of four hanging thin-rimmed gongs
  3. Babandir – small thin-rimmed gong with a shallow bass
  4. Agong – wide rimmed gong that sometimes it comes in pairs and exclusively played for men
  5. Dabakan – goblet-shaped drum

Types of Kulintang:

  1. Kulintang a putao/kulintang a tiniok/salunay (metal)
  2. Kulintang a kayo (wooden)
  3. Kulintang a tamlang (bamboo)
  4. Kulintang a gaang/galang (brass)

Types of Kulintang sounds/music:

  1. BINALIG – played to express different feelings like love, joy and anger  Use Google Chrome to play
  2. SINULOG/SINUWG – relates to loneliness and sentimental feelings. It is said that these pieces can make a listener cry and are best played at night or at an early dawn when there is great silence
  3. TIDTU – used to display one’s virtuosity and these are often heard in musical competitions
  4. TAGUNGGO – exclusively played for rituals. It is used to accompany a dance called Sagayan

Read more: http://www.skyinet.net/~taomusic/taomusic/tao_maguindanao.html

To listen to all types of kulintang sounds, buy from Amazon ($8.99) or iTunes ($9.99). You can also buy the whole album from me at a discounted price of $5.00 (14 kulintang music in one album).

I will post pictures some other time.

Maguindanaon-Filipino-English Phrasebook

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Salam (Peace), this Maguindanon-Filipino-English Phrasebook is written by Eric Fleischmann. (Thank you very much!!!!). Should you need complete dictionary of Maguindanaon words, visit University of Mindanao in Davao City, Philippines library (donated by my aunt) or go to ARMM Library in Cotabato City. Enjoy watching!

FAMILY

 

 

ANIMALS

 

 

GREETINGS

 

 

FOOD

 

 

EVERYDAY CONVERSATION

 

 

WEATHER

 

 

GETTING TO KNOW

 

 

LEARNING A DIALECT OR LANGUAGE

 

 

MARKET

 

 

Language Livelihood seeks to advance and bring honor to the Muslim languages of Mindanao and Sulu, preserve their integrity and the cultural aspects of language as well as improve the written and technological usages of these languages. To bring honor and development to the Muslim languages of Mindanao and Sulu.

MORE VIDEOS HERE: http://www.youtube.com/user/languagelivelihood

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Maguindanaon Decorations

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Examples of Maguindanaon decorations used during weddings or other special occasions.

1. PANDALA – Note that the manner of installing the flaglets should conform with the social status of the group who will use the decorative flags. For upper class people, it should be installed straight (see photo), for middle class and commoners, it should be in slanting manner.

There is also meaning in the number of big flags and the small flags.

Pandala (flaglets)

2. SAMBULAYANG The sambulayang is usually placed at the venue or the house of the bride and the groom during wedding ceremony.

Sambulayang, Photo by CMendoza

Sambulayang maguindanaopride

3. LIKOS – New version of “Lansay.” It is used as attachment/embellishment on the moldings or as a home furnishings curtains. It is also used as table swag.

Likos

Likos

I do not recommend using likos with the ninety-nine names of Allah written on it.

I do not recommend using likos with the ninety-nine names of Allah written on it.

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likos

4. BAGUIONTAY – It is a round pandala.

Round pandala, also called Baguiontay

Baguiontay

5. LANSAY – They are fabric headings that are sometimes referred to as top treatments, like a valance. Lansay is usually embellished with beads and strips of cloth.

Lansay

Source: http://www.negativ-film.de/2010/11/exground-2010-limbunan

Lansay at the back; Source: http://www.negativ-film.de/2010/11/exground-2010-limbunan

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6. ULUL – The upper class use royal color yellow and has intricate flower design on the middle.

Maguindanaon-designed canopy cloth, color yellow; Photo from DXUPFM

likos maguindanao

Securing Visit Visa for Saudi Arabia

First of all please do take note that this is for FAMILY MEMBERS only. You cannot secure visit visa for your girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend or any person not related to you by consanguinity (by blood) or affinity (by marriage).

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Five-strike rule lifted!

GOOD NEWS!Super Happy Dance

The Supreme Court en banc lifted the five-strike rule in taking the bar examinations last September 3, 2013.

Read more: Inquirer.net

From Atty. Ralph Sarmiento: “In Bar Matter No. 1161 dated September 3, 2013, the Supreme Court resolved to LIFT the five-strike rule on bar repeaters, provided that the candidates have enrolled in and passed in regular fourth year review classes as well as enrolled a pre-bar review every time they take the Bar Examinations after failing the third time, under a curriculum prepared by the Legal Education Board (LEB), and in law schools accredited by it for that purposes. This shall take effect beginning with the 2014 Bar Exams.”

Rules for Curriculum of Refresher Review Class & List of Accredited Schools

 

 

Ikam: Maguindanaon sleeping mat (banig)

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I will try to research more about this topic/subject.

For the meantime, you can visit http://hibla.ph/home/index.php/schools-living-traditions/maguindanao-mat-weaving/

You will see different types of ikam (sleeping mats or banig in Tagalog):

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