KANJIRA

by David Courtney working tools


kanjira lizard skin tambourine of South India

The kanjira is a small tambourine.  It is made by stretching lizard skin over a wooden frame.  The frame is about seven inches in diameter with one metal jingle mounted in it.  The kanjira is very popular in South Indian classical performances.  It is related to the daf of folk music.

 

Instruments Used with Kanjira

 


 

Selected Video

kanjira strokes

 

Kanjira Solo with Ganesh Kumar

 

Kanjira solo

 

michaeljang.com/ Rusty Gillette 2

 

kanjira

 

tani Avartanam - Umayalpuram K Sivaraman & G Harishankar

 

Crane Winterm trip to India: Kanjira teacher

 


 

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