Gandingan a Kayo

Name: Gandingan a Kayo.
Type: Wooden Xylophone > Idiophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.22
Country: Philippines.
Region: South East-Asia.

Description: The gandingan a kayo [translated the name of the instrument means, “wooden gandingan,” or “gandingan made of wood”] is a Philippine xylophone and considered the wooden version of the real gandingan. This instrument is a relatively new instrument coming of age due to the increasing popularity of the “wooden kulintang ensemble”. Unlike the original gandingan, the gandingan a kayo cannot be used for long-distance communication.

Citations: Mercurio, Philip Dominguez 2006 ~ Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines ; PnoyAndTheCity: A center for Kulintang – A home for Pasikings. Retrieved June 7, 2006.