The Cañao Tradition of the Ibalois

The gangsa and the solibao played together would usually resound to the next village, signifying a festivity. Amid the floating music of these instruments, you’d hear someone belt out a chant, which would be responded to by a chorus of outcries from the people. This would go on for minutes until, at such time, the people dancing and beating on the gangsas and solibaos get tired. Amazingly, another round would follow a little later, indicating that the people have energized and are up to dancing once again. Continue reading

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