Dwegey (Tboli)


Name: dwegey

Description: The dwegey is a single-string bowed lute played for recreation.  A single string made of metal is attached to a peg on top of the neck and raise with a wooden fret.  The string of the bow is wiped over a small mound of beeswax placed just behind the neck to keep the string a little moist.

Materials: bamboo (neck), coconut (resonator), bamboo skin (cover), metal (strings), abaca (bow strings), wood (fret)

Ethnolinguistic Group: Tboli

Place: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Date Collected: April 2012

Provenance:  The instrument was made by Joel “Umeg” Genlal.



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