Project Katunog Featured on TikTok
The Philippine Indigenous Instrument Sounds Database project, or Project Katunog was recently featured on the viral video-sharing platform TikTok, as part of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development’s (DOST-PCIEERD) campaign to showcase science and technology in the country.
A collaborative effort by the DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), University of the Philippines Diliman – Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI), and University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology (UP CE), the main goal of Project Katunog is to bridge the gap between local ethnic music and the present generation. Recordings of indigenous instruments from different indigenous communities can be publicly accessed through its official open-source database. The platform also aims to “promote creative reuse, educate, and promote opportunities for research and collaboration”.
The short video can be viewed on DOST-PCIEERD’s science communication TikTok account, @pinoyscience.