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HIGH-GRADE CHENDA (MELAM) CARNATIC DRUM IN JACKWOOD
- package includes beaters, cloth belt, Thanjavur bag, and all required accessories
The Chenda is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala and Karnataka.
This cylindrical wooden drum, and has a length of 2 feet and a diameter of 1 foot. Both ends are covered (usually with cow skin). The chenda is suspended from the drummers neck so that it hangs vertically. Using one or two sticks, the drummer strikes the upper parchment. This instrument is famous for its loud and rigid sound.The chenda is mainly played as an accompaniment in the Hindu religious art forms of Kerala. The chenda is used as an accompaniment forKathakali, Koodiyattam, Kannyar Kali and among many forms of dances and rituals in Kerala. It is also played in a dance-drama called Yakshagana which is popular in Karnataka. It is traditionally considered to be an 'Asura Vadyam' which means it cannot go in harmony.
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