Classification[ edit ] Traditional Filipino music is reflective of the country's history as a melting pot of different cultures. Among the dominant cultural strains noticeable today are Hispano-Mexican, American and to some extent Chinese, Indian and Islamic.
Kedatuan Visayan music instruments Madja-asKedatuan of Dapitanand Rajahnate of Cebu 17th-century depiction of a Visayan karakoa from Historia de las islas e indios de Bisayas by Francisco Ignacio Alcina  The earliest settlements in the Visayan islands were from valley-dwelling Austronesians and highland-dwelling Negrito dated around 30, BC.
These early settlers were mostly Animist tribes.
By the 14th century, Arab traders and their followers who ventured into Maritime Southeast Asiaconverted some groups to Sunni Islam. Visayans practiced a mixture of IslamicHindu and Buddhist beliefs although there were also groups that were varied: Furthermore, some Visayans resisted various religions: Also, the Kedatuan of Dapitan was once sacked by an attack from the Sultanate of Ternate.
There is also evidence of trade and immigration between other Asian peoples in the area as early as the 9th century.
The Tumandok or Suludnon people of the mountainous region of Panay island are the only Visayan group to maintain pre-Hispanic Visayan culture and beliefs, due to their geographic isolation from lowland Visayan groups.
One of this Westerner's account says that the adventures of this ancient hero of Panay was recalled during weddings and in songs. Datuk Putihfled eastwards to what is now the island of Panay.
The island at that time was ruled by an Ati chief named Marikudo, to whom the Borneans gave a golden headgear called sadok, in purchase of Panay. For his wife Maniwantiwan, a long necklace called Manangyad was given.
With the three centuries of contact with the Spanish Empire via Mexico and the United Statesthe islands today share a culture  tied to the sea  later developed from an admixture of indigenous lowland VisayansJapanese peopleHan ChineseKoreansIndiansEuropean culture in the Philippines and American influences.
Negros Revolution Water carriers in Iloiloc. By the 17th century, Visayans already took part in religious missions. InPedro Calungsoda teenage indigenous Visayan catechist and Diego Luis de San Vitoresa Spanish friar, were both martyred in Guam during their mission to preach Christianity to the Chamorro people.
Louis World's Fair By the end of the 19th century, the Spanish Empire weakened after a series of wars with its American colonies.
The surge of newer ideas from the outside world thanks to the liberalization of trade by the Bourbon Spain fostered a relatively larger middle class population called the Ilustrados or "the Enlightened Ones. Some prominent leaders of the Philippine Revolution in the late 19th century were Visayans.
One of his successors, Arcadio Maxilomis a prominent general in the liberalization of Cebu. Both were executed after a failed offensive.
The latter would be called the Negros Revolution or the Cinco de Noviembre. There was also a less heard and short-lived uprising called the Igbaong Revolt which occurred in Igbaong, Antique steered by Maximo and Gregorio Palmero.
This revolt, however, was secularly -motivated as they clamored for a more syncretic form of religion based on Visayan animist traditions and Christianity.
Federal State of the Visayas At the peak of the Philippine Revolutionanti-colonial insurgencies sprung from Luzon up to the Visayas. Despite military support from the Tagalog Republic led by Emilio Aguinaldo, Visayan revolutionary leaders were skeptical toward the real motives of the Tagalogs.
Moreover, this apprehension led to the full declaration of the Federal State of Visayas on December 12, The following were the elected officials four days prior to the declaration:Check out Visayan Songs by Juan Silos Jr. & Rondalla on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on heartoftexashop.com Philippine news, philippine newspaper and more links about travel, dating, chat in the Philippines at heartoftexashop.com, Philippines number one startpage.
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& Rondalla on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on heartoftexashop.com The court and folk dance music of the Muslim-Filipino groups have somewhat preserved ancient Southeast Asian musical instruments, modes and repertoires lost to Hispanicised islands further north.
It is important to note that stricter interpretations of Islam do not condone musical entertainment, and thus the musical genres among the Muslimised Filipinos cannot be considered "Islamic".
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