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    • Call for Abstracts

      Call for Abstracts

      MUSIKA JORNAL 11 : MUSIC IN THEATER Call for Abstracts The UP Center for Ethnomusicology invites scholars, thinkers and music practitioners to submit scientific papers or critical essays on the theme Music in Theater. MUSIKA JORNAL is a refereed scholarly periodical prepared by an Editorial Board comprised of faculty members and researchers from the College of …
    • FieldEx 2014: Hingyon, Ifugao

      FieldEx 2014: Hingyon, Ifugao

      On May 2-4, 2014, the UP Center for Ethnomusicology (UPCE) and the Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) from Bangkok, Thailand participated in the Field Exchange (FieldEx) Project held in Poblacion, Hingyon, Ifugao. FieldEx is a field research project between the UPCE and a partner institution from Laon-Laon, a network-forum of Music Research Centers in Asia. After jointly …
    • Call for Applications: Technical Assistant and Student Assistants

      Call for Applications: Technical Assistant and Student Assistants

      The UP Center for Ethnomusicology, University of the Philippines Diliman, is looking for a full-time Technical Assistant and two Student Assistants. TECHNICAL ASSISTANT At least 18 years old and 2nd year college Preferably single Can follow instructions and is able to work with minimal supervision Can comfortably handle clerical work (i.e., answer phones, fill-up forms, …
From our Collection

The following tracks are short clips from audio recordings gathered during the Field Exchange Project of the UP Center for Ethnomusicology and the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) held from April 1-6, 2013. Full versions of the audio recordings contain interviews wherein the performers translate the lyrics and offer detailed explanations about the songs. To know more, please Contact Us.

Track 1: audio clip from “Ina-ina” (Singer Betty Capuyan)
Betty Pekte Capuyan renders the “Ina-ina” for the research team at an area beside the basketball court in Poblacion, Sagada. The clip was recorded during an interview with Capuyan and other Kankanai women as they take a break from their rehearsals for the Lang-ay Festival dance competition.
Accession Number: UPCE-A-10748
Researcher: recorded by Verne de la Peña; photos by Annie Huang, Ramon Santos and Lisa Decenteceo
Group: Kankanai (Sagada)
Original Duration: 02’54”
Photos in this video: UPCE-P-10358, UPCE-P-11857, UPCE-P-10765

Track 2: audio clip from “Ayeng” (sung by men of Angkileng, Sagada)
Under the house of Ankileng resident Basit Batingwed, Lakay Manuel Kimayong leads his fellow elders and other Kankanai men in the singing of an excerpt of the “Ayeng.” The singing was done for the research team during an ongoing bakid ritual (for a deceased relative of Batingwed), for which Kimayong presided.
Accession Number: UPCE-A-10720
Researcher: recorded by Verne de la Peña; photos by Annie Huang
Group: Kankanai (Sagada)
Original Duration: 14’31”
Photos in this video: UPCE-P-10119, UPCE-P-10125, UPCE-P-10160

Track 3: audio clip from “Aya-ay” (sung by Victorina Requino)
Victorina Requina sings the “Aya-ay” for the research team in a church in Samoki, Bontoc. Requina sings from a book of modified Bontoc songs, which also contains songs for church services.
Accession Number: UPCE-A-10789
Researcher: recorded by Verne de la Peña; photos by George Chien and Ramon Santos
Group: Bontok
Original Duration: 18’43”
Photos in this video: [unacc], UPCE-P-10690, UPCE-P-11957

Featured Library Acquisitions (July 2015)

New titles in the UPCE library. Available for room use.

  • Mga Katutubong Awiting Pangasinan : Cancansion na Pangasinan / Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
  • Tie a String Around the World : the Philippine Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2015 / Ed.: Patrick D. Flores
  • Forum Neuer Musik, 17-19 April 2015 / Deutschlandfunk
  • Forum Neuer Musik 2015 : Jose Maceda: Suling-Suling / Deutchlandradio

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Mga Katutubong Awiting Pangasinan

Tie a String Around the World : The Philippine Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2015

Forum Neuer Musik 17-19 April 2015

Forum Neuer Musik 2015 : Jose Maceda: Suling-Suling






Featured Publications

For orders, please feel free to visit us at the UP Center for Ethnomusicology office, or contact us via our Contact Us page.

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Ugnayan – Jose Maceda
Audio CD


Dictionary of Filipino Musical Terms


Laon-Laon : perspectives in transmission and pedagogy of musical traditions in post-colonial Southeast Asia


Musika Jornal 9: Gongs and Bamboo: selected papers from the First International Gongs and Bamboo Music Festival