Tagbanua musican from Palawan

So I finally fixed my computer and I can post some videos from our trip to Philippines last month.

He is playing an instrument made of wood neck and soda can.

Filmed in Tagbanua village, Napsan, Palawan island.

Category: Audio, Music, Philippines 5 comments »

5 Responses to “Tagbanua musican from Palawan”

  1. mango lover

    nice smooth cool style– like west (palawan)coast jazz. earlier i think he was using a bow to play this. is it a gitgit or kudyapi? does anyone know what song this is?

  2. Jason Agar

    What a rich sound from this ingenious instrument!


  3. laurie

    hoy jason! yeah, he really made it sing. i like this instrument, too.

  4. palmito

    Wow – that’s hot! Since I know next to nothing about Filipino music traditions, I was surprised to hear how “Western” / steel guitar it sounded to my unexpecting ears (at first I thought he was playing a blues song). Awesome.

    The rig reminds me of a kid I saw in Salvador, Brazil, who was ripping on a home-made berimbau made out of a twig, wire, and – for the resonator – a litre-sized plastic coke bottle with the bottom cut-off.

  5. laurie... bk

    hey greg! wish i could hear a soundclip of the improvised berimbau. what was the kid playing? wonder if anyone has written a concerto for coke bottle and six-packs.

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