Chenda

Photo credits : Shymon

Photo credits: Shymon

The Chenda is a musical instrument commonly used in Kerala. This two-sided drum is famous for its rigid and  loud sound. The Chenda melam is  an integral part of all Kerala festivals, mainly played in Hindu temples. It is also the percussion choice for almost all Kerala’s classical art forms such as Kathakali, Panchavadyam, and TheyyamThe cylindrical wooden drum has stretched animal skin on both the sides that the drummers play using two sticks.

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