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CHENDA

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Chenda

Chenda is a drum from the South Indian state of Kerala and parts of Karnataka.  It is an indispensable accompaniment for the Kathakali dance form.  The Karnataka version, known as chende, is also used in the dance drama known as Yaksha Gana.  It has heads on both ends but only one side is played.

 


 

Selected Video

Chenda Melam

 

Chenda melam

 

Shinkari chenda melam syro malabar Church vanitha

 

Chenda Kotu

 

chenda

 

Drummers infront of Chariot at Shivaratri Celebration

 

 


 

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