Sludoy (Tboli)

Ma Fil playing the “sludoy.”

Name: Sludoy

Classification: polychordal bamboo zither

Description: The skin of a single node of bamboo is raised forming 5 strings.  These are raised from the body with frets underneath.  A ring of woven bamboo strips is placed at the end of the bamboo node to keep the strings from further stripping.  One side of the body is cracked to allow the sound to vibrate along the length of the instrument.  The sludoy is played by plucking the strings with the fingers.

Ethnolinguistic Group: Tboli

Place: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Date Collected: 2012

Provenance:  The instrument was made by Tboli-Ubo musician, Ma Fil Angkung.

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