Arabana muttu or Aravana muttu

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Arabana muttu or Aravana muttu is a popular Muslim art form in Malabar region of Kerala, India. Named after the instrument used called aravana which is a hand-held one-sided flat round drum made of leather and wood, Arabana muttu is also known as Rebana.

The art form is usually performed to welcome dignitaries or newly wed couples. The dancers will be clad in traditional Muslim attire. The leader will start singing which is followed by the group by beating on the Aravana in rhythm.

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