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The kubing is a bamboo jaw harp of Mindanao, the large southern island of the Philippines. These have become one of the most popular jaw harps internationally due to their highly responsive sound and ornate designs. In the hands of a good player the kubing is capable of a vast number of sounds and timbres. This kubing was collected in Manila in 1987.

Country: Philippines
Region: Asia
Type: jaw harp

Kubing - jaw harp from southern Philippines
©  R. Raine-Reusch, Jan. 1999