The rondalla is performed on ensembles comprising mandolin instruments of various sizes called bandurria, which are composed on the Iberian tradition. The Philippine rondalla, which is of Spanish origin, also employ other instruments such as guitars.
The rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in medieval Spain, especially in Aragon, Murcia, and Valencia. The tradition was later taken to Spanish America and elsewhere.
The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning “serenade.” One of the famous rondallas in the Philippines is Pangya Philippine Normal University Rondalla and Angklung Ensemble (Source: Wikipedia)
Mabuhay ang Philippine rondalla!