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