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Ocarina – An Ancient Wind Musical Instrument

By |2020-03-22T16:22:00+03:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , |

The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of vessel flute. Variations exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is traditionally made from clay or ceramic, but [...]

Sitar: An Indian Plucked Stringed Instrument

By |2019-10-09T03:29:59+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , |

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th [...]

Bhagavata Mela: A Classical Indian Dance

By |2019-05-04T04:06:30+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bhagavata Mela is a classical Indian dance that is performed in Tamil Nadu, particularly the Thanjavur area. It is choreographed as an annual Vaishnavism tradition in Melattur and nearby regions and celebrated as a dance-drama performance art. The dance art has roots in a historic [...]