Instruments of Ifugaos and Negritos

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Instruments of Ifugao

Litguit
 traditional Filipino instrument that is used to make percussion sounds that resemble those of maracas. The instrument has a long, thin wooden handle, and, when it is played, it is struck with another long, slim piece of wood to produce the distinctive sound.

Tongali
Four-holed nose flute. There are stories from this region that say that the nose flute was used to help rice grow when it was young, as the rice was attracted to the soft sounds of the flute, and would grow to put its ear above the water to hear it better.

Paldong
lip valley flute, Open bamboo pipe, top end cut at an angle.

Bangibang
Set of at least seven wooden bars made of hard wood. Each bar has its own pitch and is hit by the player with a short stick of hard wood. Players have one stick each and play their own rhythmic pattern, which fall together.

Instruments of negritos

Pas-ing
the strings which are made of thin strips of bamboo still attached to the main body raised by small wooden bridges for ease in plucking them. The main body is a piece of bamboo cut with both ends closed by the node. These bamboo instruments produce short, detached sounds that are distinctly different from the twangy sounds of the guitar.

Kalaleng
a nose flute made from bamboo from the Philippines.Usually around two feet in length a kalaleng has holes cut in the side, to be stopped by the fingers producing the notes. The player closes one nostril with a bit of cotton, then forces the air from the other into a small hold cut in the end of the tube. 

Litguit
 traditional Filipino instrument that is used to make percussion sounds that resemble those of maracas. The instrument has a long, thin wooden handle, and, when it is played, it is struck with another long, slim piece of wood to produce the distinctive sound.

Songs of Negrito

Duerme Negrito
Duerme, duerme, negrito
que tu mama está~en el campo, negrito
te va~a traer codornices
para ti
te va~a traer rica fruta
para ti
te va~a traer muchas cosas
para ti.
Y si el negro no se duerme
viene el diablo blanco
y zas le come la patita
chacapó, chacapó, chacapó,
chacapó, chacapó, chacapó,
lay laray la la laray la
que tu mama está en el campo
negrito, trabajando, (sí)
trabajando,todo el dia,
trabajando, sí.
Duerme, duerme, negrito
que tu mama está en el campo
negrito, negrito
 

Sandia
Te contaré la historia
muy triste de recordar,
que trata de un negrito
con cara angelical.

Pero según memoria,
al aprender a hablar,
salió mas deslenguado
que un perico de arrabal.

Negrito Sandía
ya no diga picardía
Negrito Sandía
o te acuso con tu tía.

Y mientras ella te va a agarrar
en los cajones he de buscar
una libreta para apuntar
los garrotazos que te va a dar.

Con el palo que utiliza
el castigo te horroriza.
Y después de la paliza
me voy a morir de risa.

Negrito Sandía
ya no diga picardía
O ya verá, O ya verá.
Y sigue aquí el cuento,
tan triste de repetir,
de aquel negrito lindo
igual a un querubín.

Por su comportamiento
consejos yo le dí,
y como buen ingrato
los guardó en un calcetín.

Negrito Sandía (mareas)
cuando dices tonterías (tan feas)
y te sale ¡cataplum! de la boca
una culebrita loca.

El día que sea mayor de edad,
y te presentes en sociedad,
serás grosero y descortés
cuando discutas con un marqués.

Pues siguiendo tu costumbre
hablarás hechando lumbre.
además, de buena gana,
te echarán por la ventana.

Negrito Sandía
ya no diga groserias.
O ya verá. O ya verá.

Songs of Ifugao

Hitun Algo
Hitun Algo an e nadatngan
An e taku punhi-anan
Tun adol way naminhodan
Tun adol an e uumyong

Chorus

Hi bigbigat ume kami
Mu adim ot anhan kaliwan
Hantun mahmo an tagu
An e midaddawi ke dakayu

Dakol da di binabai
An mestisa'y ang-ang da
Mo maid pinhod un dida
Te he'ay di impuhuwan

Nomnomnomom adim kal-iwan
Handin kinalik ke he'a
Te maid udum hi pinpinhod ko
Ten he'a ya......
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