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Rhythmic support with hands - Chendamelam at Machattu Mamangam, Kerala

Just imagine yourself in a sea of humanity partaking in a colourful pageant accompanied by Chendamelam - the traditional percussion ensemble of Kerala. What would you do? Most of you would do what you see in this video. One would resort to different bodily gestures to match the rhythm generated by the orchestra as witnessed during the famous Machattu Mamangam, an annual festival held in the district of Thrissur, Kerala, India.