Saronay (Maranao)

Name: saronay

Description: A metallophone of eight tuned knobbed metal plates strung together and suspended over a frame. The saronay is usually played as a practice instrument, particularly by children, before moving on to the knobbed gongs, the kulintang. Ethnomusicologists Dr. Felicidad Prudente and Dr. Kristina Benitez pioneered the use of the saronay in schools around the Philippines, most notably in Metro Manila, the nation’s capital to for students to learn kulintang en masse. The Iranun of Maguindanao also have the saronay.

Ethnolinguistic Group: Maranao

Materials: tin, wood, string

Place: Marawi, Lanao del Sur

Date Collected: August 2016

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