Utom: Summoning the Spirit

Track List


  101 Call of the cicada (Utom udei luleng helef) Bendaly 1:46  
  102 Flying woodpecker (Utom k'telet moyong) Bendaly 4:17  
  103 Dance tune (Utom nadal) Bendaly 1:12  
  104 Call of the cicada (Utom kuleng helef) Lendungen Simfal, Ihan Sibanay 4:55  
  105 Gongs of the Lemlahak man (Utom k'lintang tau Lemlahak) Lendungen Simfal, Ihan Sibanay 1:44  
  106 Reed Pipe (Utom feu) Lendungen Simfal, Ihan Sibanay 3:42  
  107 Song of the night bird (Utom udel blila) Galang S'bagung 2:14  
  108 Beat of the horses hooves (Utom legedeg kuda) Galang S'bagung 3:23

                         Plus another 12 unique tracks





Utom: Summoning the Spirit
Various Artists 

Captured by ethnomusicologist Manolete Mora in 1995, this release is a collection of field recordings documenting the music of the T’boli, a group of approximately 80,000 people living in small, scattered villages in the mountains and valleys of Southwestern Mindanao, Philippines. Summoning The Spirit includes songs of celebration, a hymn dedicated to Lake Sebu (the T’boli’s ancestral heartland), and the popular local song “Prized Banana” about the discontentment of a beautiful and ambitious young woman as she discovers all of her suitors’ flaws. The utom melodies compiled on the album are performed on lute, bamboo zither (a neckless, stringed instrument), flute, fiddle, various forms of gong, mouth harp, percussion, and voice. Utom: Summoning the Spirit was released in 1997 as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collectionmade available by Smithsonian Folkways).

Watch Mickey Hart & Fred Liberman talk about the Making Of Summoning

RECORD LABEL Mickey Hart Collection
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection

GENRE(S) World 
COUNTRY(S) Philippines