Sunday, September 15, 2019

Watch and Listen to these Cordilleran Songs and Music (Bontoc, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao)

Most of these videos are not sang in the dialect, but in Ilocano, which is, typically, the common language used by most of the provinces in the Cordillera.

However, they are sang by local folks from these provinces. Cordilleran songs are full of awesome melodies and lyrics.

There are soulful love songs and quick warrior songs. The usual accompaniment is the guitar as it’s handy and easy to carry around.

It would have been superb if there were songs accompanied by the Kalinga flute.

And the gongs (gangsa) would have been a great accompaniment to rock songs, don’t you think?

Anyway, watch these videos and learn more about the Cordillerans and their music.

There are Bontoc, Benguet, Ifugao, and Kalinga songs.

Some of them are in the dialect. Most of the songs are original compositions.

But there are some that are covers of popular songs. For these videos, I want listeners to appreciate the voice of the singers.

This one is an awesome interpretation of "Our Father".

Here are Kalinga chants