Kubing

Name: Kubing

Classification: Single-tongue bamboo jaw harp.

Description: The kubing is played for recreation. It is likewise used as a courtship instrument between young boys and girls and who communicate with each other while playing the instrument.  By doing so, their elderly parents are unable to understand what is being said between the two lovers.  Incised decorative designs adorn the instrument proof of the Maranao’s artistry.

Material: bamboo

Ethnolinguistic Group: Maranao

Place: Marawi, Lanao del Sur

Date Collected: 1991


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