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I. First phase: 1995-2002: To respond to the dearth of educational materials on Philippine traditional culture and music, the Tao Foundation produced five audio and print publications on the traditional musics of five Philippine ethnolinguistic groups: Maguindanao, Maranao, Mangyan, Manobo/Higaonon, and T'boli. This came about through the support of Tao Foundation officers, our families and friends, small donor organizations, and our traditional culture and music experts. Part of the proceeds of these publications went to a small scholarship program that was availed by thirteen students from different cultural communities who had proficiency and ongoing training in traditional arts. In relation to the publications, we also mounted cultural education workshops at the Ateneo de Manila University, the Community of Learners Foundation, and Museo Pambata.

A. Publications on traditional vocal and instrumental musics:

Kahimunan: Cultural Music of the Manobo, Higaonon, Banwaon of Agusan del Sur (recording and booklet), featuring Salvador and Angela Placido, Jose and Florencia Havana, Benito Lindahay and Alejandro Campos, Pangga Langagan and Tungha Besahun, 2002.

Tudbulul Lunay Mogul: T'boli Hero of Lunay, the Place of Gongs and Music (recording and booklet), featuring Mendung Sabal, with Myrna Pula, 2002.

Marino: Hanunuo Mangyan Music and Chanted Poetry (recording and booklet), featuring Baryus gawid, Ulyaw Bat-ang, Biro Pok-oy, Mimi Bawi, Agte Gawid, and Wili Manggaya, 1998.

Pakaradia-an: Maranao Chants and Instrumental Music (recording with liner notes), featuring Sindao Banisil, 1997.

Maguindanao Kulintang (recording with liner notes), featuring Aga Mayo Butocan, 1995.


B. Scholarships for mostly female college and high school students from different ethnolinguistic communities who are proficient and continuing training in traditional arts.




C. Cultural Education Workshops and events at the Ateneo de Manila University, the Community of Learners Foundation, and Museo Pambata.


Community of Learners Foundation


Museo Pambata


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