Skyline College/North San Mateo County
Student project for
Master Danongan S. Kalanduyan
by Victor Eco and Nikki Santiago
Click on the links below
to hear audio segments from an November 2005 interview
by Victor Eco and Nikki Santiago
with Master Kalanduyan, a master musician who specializes in
the pre-colonial traditional music called Kulintang
of the Maguindanao
region of the
Master Danongan Kalanduyan playing a song on the Kulintang.
Danongan Kalanduyan, but Danny is just fine.
Growing up in the Philippines (175KB)
Danny speaks of his childhood and growing up in the region of
Map of Maguindanao highlighting Datu Piang.
Playing Kulintang music (489KB)
Master Kalanduyan learns how to play his people’s pre-colonial tradition
of Kulintang music in his early childhood days.
GONG ENSEMBLE. An ensemble of Maguindanao youth playing with
the eight-piece Kulintang with an Agong and a Dabakan. Cotabato, 1961.
Performing Kulintang music (139KB)
Master Kalanduyan shares his experiences playing and performing Kulintang Music.
Danny playing Kulintang with PKE performers dancing the Pangalay.
Migrating to the United States (462KB)
Danny shares his uncommon story of migration to the
Washington brought over Danny Kalanduyan to teach
Kulintang music in the US and in the Philippines (752KB)
Danny speaks about the differences between teaching
Danny at a teaching workshop in Los Angeles, CA.
Danny with Rachel Cerdenio.
Danny giving the Dance 400 students pointers
toward their Spring 2005 performance of the Kapamalong-malong.
Promoting Filipino culture in the United States (557KB)
Danny shares his culture with many different people throughout the
Danny at a Kulintang demonstration.
Danny performing with San Francisco State University group, Ating Tao.
Danny is honored with the title of master but likes to be just Danny.
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton presenting
Danongan Kalanduyan with a Master artist plaque in 1995.
Master Kalanduyan talks about some of the other instruments
he knows how to play besides the Kulintang.
The Kulintang ensemble drum.
Hanging gongscalled Tangunggu.
Other musicians in the family (608KB)
Danny talks about his family and their relation to Kulintang music.
Master Kalanduyan’s brother Datuan on the Kutyapi.
Bringing the Filipino American community together in the U.S. (665KB)
Danny explains the way the Fil-Am youth show their interest in culture through
his performances and in PCNs
Kalanduyan with the
Life without Kulintang music (421KB)
Danny speaks about being a community worker in the
the degrees he’s earned.
Master Kalanduyan with the Spring 2005 graduating
Message to Filipinos in Mindanao (620KB)
“Keep and preserve our own arts, appreciate it.”
Message to the Filipino American community (1.6MB)
“We are all Filipinos”
Danny plans to continue promoting the arts as long as he can and travel to and from
Music Sample of the song “Duyog” (1.48MB)
Danny plays the song “Duyog” on the practice Kulintang called, Sarunay.
Danny experimenting with the same song, “Duyog”, on the xylophone.
Master Kalanduyan with his interviewers at the SF Asian Art Musuem
Demonstration for Filipino American History Month, October 27, 2005.
Master Kalanduyan with the
Victor and Nikki would like to thank Liza Erpelo for her wonderful online photo
album collection, as well as Google images for the great kulintang music and picture sources.
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last revised: 12-20-05
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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