Kulintangan is one of Sabah’s traditional musical instruments that is commonly used by the Bajau and KadazanDusun tribes during public gatherings, festivals, or official events.

Kulintangan consists of a set of 8 to 9 small brass kettle gongs laid horizontally in a single row on two cords in a small wooden bed-like setting. It is played by striking the head of the kettle gong with two wooden beaters whereby each kettle varying in pitch when struck.

The Kulintangan performer is usually seated comfortably on the ground in front of the kettle gongs and beats the kettle with each hand holding small wooden beaters.