KHOL

by David Courtney working tools


Khol

Khol also called mridang, is a folk drum of northeast India.  It has a body made of clay, a very small head on the right side (approximately 4 inches), and a larger head on the left side (approximately 10 inches).  A fiberglass version of the khol has become popular in the West among the members of ISKCON.  It is very popular in the kirtans of Bengal, but it is also found throughout the northeast including Bangladesh.

Khuli

Vogen Bormon of Bangladesh and his Khol
Photo courtesy of Mir Ali Akhtar

 

Other Instruments Used With Khol

 


 

Selected Video (performances)

Mrdanga Jam

 

Free Style Mrdanga "Balarama Drum"

 

Damodarastaka mrdanga

 

khol bhajao

 

 


 

Selected Video (Lessons)

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ki

 

ge

 

dha

 

mantra1

 

mantra2

 

mantra3

 

kirtan

 

Daspahira right hand

 

Bablu Das at Vicenza Conservatory (Italy) -06- dadra tal

 

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