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Monday, June 30, 2014
Taala Maddale- a unique art form
Taala Maddale is an art form popular in Karnataka. It combines poetry, music and acting. (The Bhagavatar (second from left) sings the story in his rich baritone to the accompaniment of special drums and other musical instruments. The actor (extreme right) renders his dialogue between the songs. Everything is done sitting down, and the emotions like pathos or anger are conveyed by the music and the drums.The young boy in the picture is a master drummer.
Taala Maddale is performed at homes for small audience. It is very popular in coastal Karnataka.
A rapt audience at a performance last Sunday...
This is my contribution to this week's Our World Tuesday.