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1994 Mag-igal sa Kulintang by Lakandiwa 1994 Mag-igal sa Kulintang by Lakandiwa
Mag-igal sa Kulintang (1994)

Dance to the Kulintang
3 x 4 ft
Acrylic on wood, with brass gongs

The gongs were made by pounding all night on brass sheets. The Igal (dance) and Kulintang (Brass Gong Set) are from teh Tausug people of the Southern Philippines
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Art-of-the-Shaman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, looks like a woven basket~!

I am a big fan of playing Gongs, gamalan and the like,,..so to incorporate Music and art~ to me ~ you are a Genius~!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Salamat (thanks)

I made these kulintang gongs out of brass sheets, and they played quite well. Unfortunately, they lost their tone when I had to mount them for the painting

PS

Each stroke is around the size as a Californian long grain
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Art-of-the-Shaman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very impressive my friend, combining art and music is a great idea~!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks

In fact in the future I plan to recreate the Mandala for Mother Earth into a floor mandala around 20-30 ft wide, with people playing the parts of the mandala and chanting and drumming

Some people would like to think of it as a performance, yet to me there is no line between performance and ritual
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