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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Philippine stamps-Ethnic Musical Instruments

Ethnic Musical Instruments-Kulingtang

    The best known traditional musical instrument in the Philippine is the kulintang or kulintangan, in most cases eight gongs of graduated sizes which are placed in a row on a wooden frame and beaten with two wooden sticks on their bosses. Kulintang is the gong musical instrument of Mindanao.

    Ethnic  Musical Instrument - Kudyapi

      Two-stringed lutes knows as the kudyapi is characterized by a boat shape or an elongated oval between 40 to 45 inches long, and have tightening rods made of wood and frets of beeswax and two-wire strings tuned in unison - one serving ad drone, the other providing the melody.

      These stamps were issued in 1968 in honor of St Cecilia's Day (Patron Saint of Music).



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