Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pangkat Kawayan


A curious record found in a charity shop some time ago. It's from the Philippines- maybe brought back from a holiday? It's an instrumental album by PangKat Kawayan "The Singing Bamboos" and consists partly of traditional Filipino music and western classical favourites like The Skater's Waltz, Carnival In Vienna and Hungarian Dance No. 5.
Here's what it says on the sleeve notes-

" This orchestral band whose solo medium of musical intrumentation come from the bamboo came to be created in late '66 at the the Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School through the initiative of the school's principal, Miss laura Gorospe, whose dream tehn was "to revive and develop an almost dying aspect of our native intrumental music - that of ' muiskong bumbong'......'

All the players are between 8 and 15 years.

Discover more about the traditional music of the Philippines HERE.


Pangkat Kawayan - Pandangguhan

Pangkat Kawayan - Modern In C Minor


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9 comments:

splogman said...

amazing record: flutes, xylophones anklungs and ... I don't know

michael said...

Yes, all kinds of natural wooden things hit with hammers and blown into. A wonderful noise and even better if you are there I imagine- like most music!

junkyardsparkle said...

Found it! Any chance of a re-upload? :)

mybooo said...

try to contact the cultural center of the philippines or philippine department of tourism if you are interested with the music or even the instruments

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for the tip mybooo. Maybe time for this to be uploaded again.

EMR Peter said...

Yes, a re-upload would be nice. Then it would be easier to consider buying.

EMR said...

I'm curious about Carnival In Vienna though, ha.

EMR said...

I think it's time to re-upload this one. I'm very curious about the sounds!

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks EMR. I agree but finding it may be a problem. I will do my best today and have a search.