Gabbang (Yakan)



Name: Gabbang

Classification: Xylophone

Description: Graduated bamboo slabs are suspended from a wooden resonator box.  The gabbang is played by a pair of beaters while another taps a rhythmic pattern on the side of the box.  It may also be played solo.  This instrument was made by Manlilikha ng Bayan awardee, Uhang Ahadas.

Materials: bamboo, wood (resonator)

Ethnolinguisitc Group: Yakan

Place: Basilan

Date: 1999

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