KALALENG

Mr. Onofre Sunggay showing how to play kalaleng. He is a teacher of School Of Living Traditions
Mr. Onofre Sunggay showing how to play kalaleng. He is a teacher of School Of Living Traditions

           

It is also called nose flute because it can be played through mouth or nose.  It is made from the smooth variety of bamboo. Its thickness is alike to thumb of a person.  It has 5 holes.  You have to put your fingers here to have the soothing sound.

 

 

            This musical instrument belongs to Itneg, Bago and Kankanaey Tribe.  They played a song here as lullaby. It is also used when a boy court a girl during the old times.

            When played using the nose, cotton will be place in one of the nose.  They say, it is more soothing when played by nose.

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