Binalig (Maguindanaon)

by Pantayo

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The term Binalig, meaning “made different" in the Maguindanaoan language, is the embodiment of change in kulintang music.

In this track, Pantayo explores ways in which we can transform the traditional Filipino gong music by writing a modified part for the Agong, incorporating an additional rhythm with a hand drum, and switching the rhythm of the sarunay from a Binalig to another Kulintang song type, "Sinulog".


released June 16, 2015
Christine Balmes - Kulintang
Katrina Estacio - Dabak
Kat Estacio - Agong
Joanna Delos Reyes - Sarunay
Marianne Rellin - Hand drum

Recorded & Engineered @ Pureland Studios by Alaska B




Pantayo Toronto, Ontario

Pantayo is an all-women kulintang ensemble based in Toronto. They combine percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of Southern Philippines with electronic and synth-based grooves. They also offer music and cultural workshops to teach kulintang. Pantayo explores the possibility of kulintang through their experiences as queer diasporic Filipinas. ... more

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