• Description
  • Bamboo tube with a long section cut out of each side, leaving one long section on each side attached to the bottom of the tube. This slit division allows the halves to vibrate when struck against the heel of the hand. Played by the Kalinga people in the Philippines, especially by young girls in the evening for recreation and to drive away evil spirits. Often played in groups of up to six. A small hole (17 cm from the base) is closed or opened ... more
    Bamboo tube with a long section cut out of each side, leaving one long section on each side attached to the bottom of the tube. This slit division allows the halves to vibrate when struck against the heel of the hand. Played by the Kalinga people in the Philippines, especially by young girls in the evening for recreation and to drive away evil spirits. Often played in groups of up to six. A small hole (17 cm from the base) is closed or opened by the thumb or finger of the player allowing a variation in the sound of the buzz.There are two small cracks one on each side of this balingbing 17cm and 15 cm in length. less
  • Format
  • Image
    Photographed with digital camera (JPG image)
    processed using Photoshop (resized to 550 pixels, quality level 5 label added)
    Length: 52 1/2 cmDiameter at base: 4 cm
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  • This Musical Instrument database is intended for educationaland instructional use