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Video | Kota women’s dance: Shivaratri celebrations – Nilgiri mountains of South India

As part of Shivaratri celebrations, Kota women perform a traditional dance known as Gummi Attam. Video by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2013 taken in Kunda Kotagiri village on the occasion of Shivaratri (19 March 2013). This is the main annual festival celebrated by the Kota community. More >>

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Slideshow | Kota game

Photographs and information by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2013 taken in Kunda Kotagiri village on the occasion of Shivaratri (19 March 2013). This is the main annual festival celebrated by the Kota community. More >> Notes The annual celebration at Kunda Kotagiri village includes a traditional game called Pullatt. According … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kota dance and music

Photographs and information by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2013 taken in Kunda Kotagiri village on the occasion of Shivaratri (19 March 2013). This is the main annual festival celebrated by the Kota community. More >> Notes Drum membranes are heated at the fire for tuning Adjusting the reed of the kol … Continue reading

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Video | Kota dance

Video by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2013 taken in Kunda Kotagiri village on the occasion of Shivaratri (19 March 2013). This is the main annual festival celebrated by the Kota community. More >>

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Video | Jana Padhe Geethe – Halakki drumming – Karnataka

The drums, played by members of the Halakki community in Karnataka (South-West India), are quite distinct from those of other regional traditions. Video by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2011

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