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Danongan Kalanduyan

Danongan Sibay Kalanduyan was born May 1, 1947, in the fishing village of Datu Piang in the Cotabato area of the Mindanao region of the southern Philippines. There he was raised in a strongly traditional musical environment, rooted in the culture of Maguindanao tribal traditions. "If you were born in my village you'd hear no Western music, just traditional music," he said. "The music was everywhere and for everyone — not just for entertainment, but also as an accompaniment to rituals and…


Master Danny Kalanduyan

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble would not have been possible without the extensive field research and cultural exchange dimensions that have been carried out since 1994. Funding for these activities…