Life in the Rhythm of the Ati Drums, Our Life Story as Manugbombo (Drummers)


by: Enoch E. Valencia, Elias E. Valencia


The Valencia twin-siblings situate their narrative within their lived experience as Ati boys growing up in an Ati village. The bombo drums are central in sustaining the fluctuating rhythms of life retold in sketches of their early childhood days, their life when they acquired formal education, and their aspiration for the Ati community in general.

Keywords: Ati, bombo, life story