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Dugso

DanceDugso
MeaningRitual dance of offering
Dance CultureHighland traditionalist group
Place of OriginMalaybalay , Bukidnon
Ethnolinguistic GroupTalaandig
ClassificationRitual
Background / Content

One of many versions of ritual dance of Talaandig. Talaanding people wear colorful feathered combs, ankle-length skirts, bell-sleeved blouses and Singkil or brass bells tied to their upper legs.These bells, believed to be the best sound to the ears of the diwatas or deities, serve the only music of some Dugso, while others have a two-faced drum as accompaniment. Traditionally, Dugso is an all female ritual dance, but in Talakag version, men also participated at the hinaklaran festival.

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