Group: Kalingga


Idiophone, bamboo buzzer



Bamboo tube, one side closed. Two tongues and a crack up to the node; hole. The instrument is played by beating one of the tongues against the arm or wrist; sound can be changed by closing and opening the hole. Usually played by at least seven individuals, each with one buzzer. Player play their own rythmic pattern, all patterns fit together ('interlocking'). Players can form long rows while dancing in an open space (such as a central meadow).

Dimensions: vary from 30 to 50 cm. depending on desired tonal height.

A group of women plays the balingbing



Ethnic group: Kalingga
Location: North Luzon (Cordillera)

Similar instruments are played by:
- Ibaloi, North Luzon; pakkung


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