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What is the Udukkai?

The udukkai is an hourglass shaped, membranous drum used in devotional and folk music throughout India. The udukkai is played with the hand and the pitch may be altered by tightening the lacing in the middle. It is made of wood or brass and is very portable.

Did You Know

The ‘damru’ in the Hindu God Shiva’s hands is similar to an udukkai.

Where it’s from

Southern India

Listen to the Udukkai

Performer Name: Ganesh
Musical Tradition:
Folk & Devotional

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