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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Jaggahalige Kunita

Jaggahalige is a percussion instrument made of bullock cart wheel and wrapped in buffalo hides. On ‘Holi’ (March) and ‘Yugadi’ (New Year eve of Hindus) the men folk of ‘Byahatti’ (Hubballi-Dharawad Dt of Karnataka) roll a dozen giant percussion instruments and march in an impressive procession.

The instrument itself is a biggest percussion instrument and the chief choreographer controls the rhythms with small percussion instrument called ‘Kanihaligi’ that looks like small ‘duff’ instrument. Its body is made of clay and is covered in calf hide (I am not too sure if this is true. I found this material on the internet).

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At September 28, 2015 at 9:52 AM , Blogger folk boy said...

do u have any video of this performance(Jaggahalige Kunita)..if found mail us to


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