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The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao
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The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao

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The Hudhud consists of narrative chants traditionally performed by the Ifugao community, which is well known for its rice terraces extending over the highlands of the northern island of the Philippine archipelago. It is practised during the rice sowing season, at harvest time and at funeral wakes and rituals. Thought to have originated before the seventh century, the Hudhud comprises more than 200 chants, each divided into 40 episodes. A complete recitation may last several days.


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Place/Country: Philippines
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Philippines National Commission, producer.
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Rights/Droits: Philippines. NCCA, Intangible Heritage Committee

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