Filipino Music: Genres and Instruments

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Music: Genres and Instruments

Played with traditional instruments like; the zither with bamboo strings, tubular bamboo resonators, wooden luters, and other stringed instruments, Filipino music is rich in sound and culture. There are many different genres of music depending on the region. Gangsa is played by indigenous peoples in the Philippines, while Gang Chime is played in the southern islands of the Philippines. Folk music is the traditional genre, but there still is the modern pop music, as well as rock and blues.

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