Tnonggong (Tboli)



Name: T’nonggong

Classification: Barrel drum

Description: Barrel-shaped drum with two heads.  The tnonggong is played to accompany dance.  It belongs to the megel/lembang category of T’boli music instruments which has male attributes such as being loud and hard-sounding and played in the public sphere.  Drummers are usually male.  Providing a rhythmic ostinato to the tnonggong is the ksal, a pair of wooden sticks which are struck on a bamboo floor.

Materials: wood (body), goat skin (membrane), rattan (binding material)

Ethnolinguistic Group: Tboli

Place: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Photograph Taken: May 2014

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