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    • Maceda100


      Background The legacy of José Montserrat Maceda, artist, scholar, philosopher and humanist, covers a wide breadth of human endeavors, interests and aspirations, with special significance to the musical cultures of the Philippines and Southeast Asia vis a vis the Asian civilization at large, as well as the rest of the world.  It reaches out to …
    • Call for Papers

      Call for Papers

      The UP Center for Ethnomusicology invites scholars, thinkers and music practitioners to submit scientific papers or critical essays on the theme Music and Movement*. MUSIKA JORNAL is a refereed scholarly periodical prepared by an Editorial Board comprised of faculty members and researchers from the College of Music, College of Arts and Letters and other units of …
    • Musika Jornal 10

      Musika Jornal 10

      Musika Jornal 10 : The Filipino Composer in the Milieu of Modernity, is now available for purchase at the UP Center for Ethnomusicology. To see more details, you may see the preview thru the following page:
    • UPCE Archive Visit

      UPCE Archive Visit

      The UP Center for Ethnomusicology recently conducted its staff enrichment, training, and development program by visiting various libraries and archives around Metro. The one day trip was organized for the staff to observe the preservation, digitization and other practices of the other institutions; compare them to the processes the Center has; and identify what may …
    • New in our Book Shop

      New in our Book Shop

      MuMunting Tinig: Children’s Choral Pieces of Maria Christine Muyco and other Filipino Composers is a collection of choral pieces for children, from Filipino composers such as Maria Christine Muyco, Ramon Santos, Mary Katherine Trangco, Verne de la Peña, Marie Jocelyn Marfil, Jed Balsamo, Carlos Pizarro, and Alma Cabel Dytoc. It includes compositions commissioned by the …
From our Collection

The following tracks are short clips from published audio recordings which are available for room use in our Library. To know more, please Contact Us.

Makikilimos kami para ki Kristo
Bikol, Philippines
Researcher: Antonio Regalario
© 1970

This track is a song that is sung during Christmas season from the Bikol region. It is accompanied by the banduria, a plucked chordophone with 14 strings. 

Maupay Nga Pasko
Samar, Philippines
Researcher: Macdonald
© 1970

Maupay Nga Pasko is Waray for “Merry Christmas”. This track is a Christmas song accompanied by the guitar. The text talks about greeting others a Merry Christmas and bringing happiness.

Daigon Año Nuevo
Antique, Philippines
Researcher: Artemio Solis
© 1971

Christmas carols from this region are referred to as “daigon”. This track is a Spanish villancico (a type of genre). It is accompanied by a guitar.

Mountain Province, Philippines
Researcher: Robert Garfias
© 1966

Salidommay is a folk song from the Cordillera region. There are different kinds of salidommay with various functions, such as for welcoming, for weddings, and more. This track is for Christmas.

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