Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Little About Me

Livelihood of the mint often sung to go with the movement of workers such as the kalusan (Ivatan), soliranin (Tagalog wrangle song) or the mambayu, a Kalinga rice-pounding song the verbal jousts/games like the duplo popular during wakes. new(prenominal) folk songs ar the drinking songs sung during carousals like the tagay (Cebuano and Waray) dirges and lamentations extolling the deeds of the dead like the kanogon (Cebuano) or the Annako (Bontoc).A type of narrative song or kissa among the Tausug of Mindanao, the parang sabil, uses for its outcome matter the exploits of historical and legendary heroes. It tells of a Muslim hero who seeks oddment at the hands of non-Muslims. The folk narratives, i. e. epics and folk tales are varied, exotic and magical. They justify how the world was created, how certain animals possess certain characteristics, why some places demand waterfalls, volcanoes, mountains, flora or fauna and, in the case of legends, an explanation of the origins of things.Fables are about animals and these teach moral lessons. Our countrys epics are considered ethno-epics because unlike, say, Germanys Niebelunginlied, our epics are not content for they are histories of varied groups that consider themselves nations. The epics come in various name calling Guman (Subanon) Darangen (Maranao) Hudhud (Ifugao) and Ulahingan (Manobo). These epics revolve around supernatural events or heroic deeds and they substantiate or validate the beliefs and customs and ideals of a community.These are sung or chanted to the accompaniment of indigenous musical instruments and dancing performed during harvests, weddings or funerals by chanters. The chanters who were taught by their ancestors are considered treasures and/or repositories of wisdom in their communities. Examples of these epics are the Lam-ang (Ilocano) Hinilawod (Sulod) Kudaman (Palawan) Darangen (Maranao) Ulahingan (Livunganen-Arumanen Manobo) Mangovayt Buhong na Langit (The Maiden of the Buhong S ky from TuwaangManobo) Ag Tobig neg Keboklagan (Subanon) and Tudbulol (Tboli).

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