Pattong or Bontoc War Dance



This dance is classified under Mountain-Igorot dances. Known also as the Bontoc War Dance, Pattong is part of the headhunting and war ceremonials inciting feelings of strength and courage as the warriors prepare to stalk their enemy. In Central Bontoc, the dance is also performed in February, March, and April, to implore the god Lumawig to send rain, similar in purpose to that of the rain-calling ceremony of Native American tribes. Much of the movements are improvised; two camps of warriors are usually featured pursuing each other, culminating in a melee where a fighter from one tribe kills one of his opponents.

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Elizabeth said...

hi! can you tell me the title of the song at the beginning of the video--and if you know where to get it, i'd really appreciate it c:

we're making a video for school about this year's cordi day and i'd love you if you replied ASAP. thanks!!