Kathakali Percussion Instruments

Percussion instruments are Chengalam which normally used by “Ponnani” and Elathalam by “Shinkidi”

In addition, the essential characteristic is the moment of hand and body along with the beat of the orchestra. The traditional orchestra of Kathakali comprises of Chenda, Maddalam and Edakka

These instruments are well know in the Kathakali dance accompaniment, they do offer great potential for creation.

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