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  • Drums of India III Ghatam and Chenda

    20 Jul 2009 by wiki
    Pandi Melam is a classical percussion concert of Kerala. This Melam is led by the Chenda instrument. Pandi Melam is a performance based on 7 beats rhythm. A unique art in its own, the Chenda is found no where else in the world and this ...
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  • Kerala: Dance and Music

    22 Aug 2009 by mullookkaaran
    Kerala has a variety of its own musical instruments – percussion, wind and string. Chenda, the Kerala drum, is a remarkable instrument. There is a saying in Malayalam that 'all the eighteen instruments are under the chenda'. Chendamelam ...
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  • Maddy's Ramblings: Driving a Ferrari

    21 Aug 2007 by Maddy
    I drummed a real Chenda with real Chenda kols (my cousin also has a collection of all kinds of musical instruments including triple drums). I must say here that while I have tapped on a Chenda as a kid, doing a quick rat- a-tat while at the temple (with the Marar was away for lunch or ... chenda melam i think is a dream of evry keralite who has experiencd the ulavams of kerala.i am missing the onam rt now as there is ulsavam at trikkakara temple next to my home in kerala. ...
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  • Vibin's Site - Chenda Melam

    8 Feb 2008
    A Short clip of Chenda Melam from my home state of Kerala. Chenda is the unique percussion instrument you see. It's actually quite heavy- about 15-20 kgs. The part you see is one of the climaxes in the drumming session, that lasts for 6 ...
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  • MAJOR ART FORMS OF KERALA Kerala, rich in its cultural heritage ...

    4 Aug 2008 by anishpanthy
    Ottam Thullal is a kind of solo dance in which one actor adorning colourful costumes recites dance songs to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals. Other Temple Arts Of the most famous temple arts the important are Gitam, Chendamelam, ...
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  • Panchari Melam

    14 Nov 2008 by Lalana
    Panchari Melam is a percussion ensemble, canonically lasting more than four hours, performed during temple festivals in Kerala, India. Panchari Melam (or, simply, panchari), is one of the major forms of chenda melam (ethnic drum ...
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  • Meenakshi Temple festival - Madurai | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    22 Apr 2007 by nobody@flickr.com (oochappan)
    The one strange thing about this picture is that the drum ensemble is from Kerala. Very similar to the "melam" you have accompanying traditional festival processions in Kerala temples. The 'chenda' drum, 'Kombu' or the curved trumpet ...
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  • Interview with Jayaram

    9 Feb 2010 by Guest
    What made you learn the chenda? Mattannoor Sankara Marar is the greatest player. Similarly, none can match Thirumana Kuttan Kutty in panchari melam. He has been drumming at Thrissur Pooram for the last 40 years. ...
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  • Pulikali

    1 Sep 2007 by Bimal Raj
    It is a type of body painting art. Performers painted like tigers dance to the beat of "Chenda melam" (Kerala Drums) during the procession. Photograph Id:PKY - 001. Format: 35 mm Transparency. More Photos / Images at www.Keralapix.com.
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  • Kerala Arts and Folk: Mattannur Sankarankutty

    6 Aug 2008 by filmaker
    Documentary on Mattannur Sankarankutty, the king in percussion especially in “Chenda” (Kerala Drums).Film narrates about his life and his unique style of percussion on “Chenda”. His “Thayambaka” and “Chendamelam” (Both are special way ...
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  • Festivals, Fairs and mass celebration has always been an integral ...

    1 Apr 2009 by SimplyMalayalee
    The deities from the temples nearby also participate in this colorful procession which is accompanied by elephants, lighted torches and chendamelam(a trained group of traditionally dressed people playing drums). ...
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  • Indian Traditional Uthsavam

    15 Jan 2008
    ... like instrument is called Chenda. The music is called chenda melam. Buzed 0 | 2 views | 0 comments. Click here to watch the video. Tags:tradictional Indian india kerala uthsavam CHENDA Melam kathakali Katha dance Song Classic Jazz Blue.
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  • Elephant | binbrain.com/blog

    18 May 2008 by admin
    Apparantly, no celebration in Kerala is complete without an elephant pageant. The gentle pachyderm has been revered a noble position and accorded the privilege of fetching numerous gods and goddesses of this land. ... Soon a magnificent work of fireplay will enchant you as hundreds of cylindrical drums of the Chenda Melam orchestra rise to a deafning crescendo. The procession of the Thiruvambadi Pooram to the grounds of Vadakkunnatha Temple and back is not only ...
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  • Jackfruit Jam (Chakka Varatti) - Samagni - In food we live...

    12 Jul 2009 by Manju
    A preparation unique to Kerala; it can be used as jam or magically transformed to various sweet delicacies. The king of all jams! Ingredients: Ripe jackfruit pieces – 1 kg. Jaggery – ½ kg. Water – 1 glass (medium) ... Summer brings with it loads of 'sweet' memories of cuckoos, festivals, temple bells, chenda melam (drums) at distant fields, all laden with the smell of jackfruit. Jackfruit is my favorite fruit and if I had my way, I would have asked God to make them ...
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  • Thalavadyas of Kerala | AURORA HAMLET

    19 Jan 2009 by babuji
    There is difference in size between chendas used for Thayambaka Melam and Kathakali. Veekan Chenda. It is also known as Achan Chenda. It is popular in South Kerala. It is mainly used for ceremonies in temples. ... This musical drum is used during such performances as Koodiyattam and Chakyar Koothu. Only the Nambiars have the customary right to handle this musical instrument. A huge pot made of opper is its trunk. Its mouth is covered with wet skin and is played. ...
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  • Melam

    2 Feb 2010 by jestin xavier
    Chendamelam The chenda is mainly played as an accompaniment in the religious art forms of Kerala. The chenda is used as an accompaniment for Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kannyar Kali and among many forms of dances and rituals in Kerala. ...
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    15 Jul 2006 by LEE
    The beats of drums and cymbals -Chenda Melam adds spice to the festival.A cultural center, The Kerala Kalamandalam, The Kerala Sahithya Acdemy and the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are located here. The Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali ...
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  • Events at Lord Aiyappa Temple in KK Nagar

    8 Dec 2008 by admin
    The group, which is adept inpanjari melam too, consists of the thanthri, who performed all the rituals. And the talented Chenda melam players, Radhakrishnan and Kottaram Biju, Kottaram Dinesh, who played Valandala, a bass drum, ...
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  • Onam Shopping Festival at Valluvarkottam in Chennai ( 2009 )

    30 Aug 2009 by niya
    “Maveli” was accompanied by “ Chendamelam” the traditional drums of Kerala. This festival was enriched with a “Pookkalam”, the traditional flower decoration- a must during Onam. A few photos for you who might have missed it: ...
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  • Indian Rationalist Association - Golden Jubilee - A report by Iain ...

    27 May 2006 by Indian Rationalist Association
    The conference opened at 3 pm with a flag hoisting ceremony – the flag was raised by Joseph Edamaruku, the current president of the Indian Rationalist Association – and a Chenda Melam (Kerala Drum performance). ...
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