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Kalleleng

Group: Bontoc



Nose flutes

The end of the tubes with the blowing hole burnt in the node.
On the right: the Tongali from the Kalingga
Photographs copyright: F. de Jager


Nose flute, ethnic group unknown, probably Bontoc,
viewed from both sides

Classification

Aerophone, vertical flute, nose flute

Description

Long bamboo tubes, closed at one end by the node in which the blowing hole is burnt. The flute has three finger holes. The blowing hole is placed under an angle against the nose and the player gently blows into the tube.

Dimensions (from top to bottom):
- flute 1: length: 71 cm., diameter: 2 cm.
- flute 2: length: 51,5 cm., diameter: 2 cm.


The kalleleng is held against the nostril;
the other nostril is plugged
Photograph copyright: F. de Jager
Courtesy Philippine Council for Living Traditions

Remarks

Ethnic group: Bontoc
Location: North Luzon (Cordillera)

Similar instruments are played by:
- Kalingga, North Luzon, Cordillera;tongali
- Kankanay, North Luzon, Cordillera
- Negrito, Tayabas, Camarines, Luzon
- Tagbanua, Palawan; beberek


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