It is most associated with the kheyal style of singing. A particular movement known as bada kheyal or vilambit kheyal is performed almost exclusively in very slow ektal. However, ektal is also performed in fast kheyal as well.
The name "ektal" literally means "one-clap". How the name came is a mystery since it has four claps
clap, 2, wave, 2, clap, 2, wave, 2, clap, 2, clap, 2
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