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THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
written by Ingo Stoevesandt



With over 7000 islands it is an interesting fact that most of the music research for the Philippines has been done on only two of them, Cebu and Mindanao. Of course, we always combine the music of the Philippines with Kulintang and Gamelan ensembles, of which much information will be provided on the next pages. Another even interesting effect is the Spanish occupation for over 300 years, which left its traces even in the musical traditions practiced until today. This way the Phillipines again show a colourful mosaic of mixed traditions which appears allover Asia but still is unique. You are invited to browse my links on the upper left. If you would like to read more, please proceed here.