Tekumbo (Panay Bukindon)

Name: Tekumbo

Ethnolinguistic Group: Panay Bukidnon

Classification: 2-stringed idiochord

Description: The pair of strings are strips of skin from the surface of a single node of bamboo  has been cut and raised.  The surface in between the strings has been scraped thinly.  Frets are placed underneath the ends of both strings.  A thin board connects both strings at the center underneath which is a hole.  A small  pair of sticks lightly hammers the board like a drum.  The instruments is played solo for recreation.

Materials: bamboo

Place Collected: Calinog, Iloilo

Date Collected: 1997

Provenance:  The instrument was constructed by Lucia Caballero, wife of Manlilikha ng Bayan, Pedring Caballero.

Lucia Caballero holds the “tekumbo” she made. Calinog, Iloilo. 1997.


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