Panchavadyam – traditional orchestra of Kerala
This video has for you the traditional orchestra of Kerala, called the Panchavadyam. This style of orchestration is an inevitable part of temple festivals and nowadays during big socio-cultural events also. Panchavadyam comprises Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Ilathalam (cymbals) and Kombu. This musical ensemble is characterized by a unique rhythm and its proportional increase in tempo.