Native Music Instruments At Villa Escudero

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Quezon Province, Philippines, Villa Escudero, history and culture

I have yet to write about our delightful afternoon spent at Villa Escudero a few weeks ago {yes and about a lot of other backlogs including our other recent travel adventures and I vow to go though each one of them before the year ends}, but here is one lovely sneak peek.

We saw these interesting native musical instruments in this big Villa Escudero hall while we are taking our tour and we are sort of drawn to them. I am sure they will sound just as great even when you include a boss rc-300 at guitar center in the ensemble. Even though no one is available to play them at the time, and we are carefully not to touch them, either, experience tells me that these indigenous instruments give off very lovely and relaxing sound and I would’ve loved to stay around to enjoy a performance.

By the way, did you know that those little drums {in the center} are called kulintang? Also known as kulintangan, these lovely instruments are comprised of five to nine pieces of graduated pot gongs laid horizontally based from their pitch with the lowest found at the left side of the player. According to Wikipedia, these music ensembles have been playing for centuries in parts of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Timor and in fact, have been associated with the Maranao and Maguindao people of Mindanao.

I will make sure to tell you all about our Villa Escudero day trip in upcoming posts. In the meantime, let me know your thought about these native instruments in a comment below. Have a fun day traveling! 🙂

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