Showing posts with label Musical Instrument. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musical Instrument. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Santali Traditional Musical Instrument

Singing and dancing in Santals are the most important part of life, without which their living and tradition can't be imagined. The instruments are played in every occasion of cheers. Their folklore, folk songs rests at their instruments.
Below we've provided some resources to introduce with those instruments such as Tamak, Tumda, Sakwa, Dhak, Banam and Tiriyo respectively.




Tamak (Drum) :





tamak santals
Tamak : Santal musical instrument
The structure of the drum (like hollow half globe but tapering downwards)is made of iron plates. The upper side is covered with raw hide of buffalo. Ropes made of raw hide is used for applying tension for stretching the raw hide. Tamaks are made in different sizes as per requirement. Some can only be lifted with two persons and some are carried in bullock cart. The bigger ones are used during Sendra or mass hunting. Small and medium sizes are drummed by a person with two drum sticks for dances like lagne, dong, baha, dahar and all other forms of dances.


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