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Dollu Kunitha

Dollu Kunitha is a popular dance form of Karnataka. It is a semicircular dance usually performed by the men of the shepherd community called the Kuruba.

Dollu Kunitha is accompanied by the music from the traditional instrument called the Dollu, which produces a thunderous sound. The drums are decorated with colored cloth and slung around the necks of the percussionists. According to the rhythm of dollu, the chief narrator will recite the mythological, historical, and social themes for the dance. Other musical instruments used for the dance are cymbals and flute. The powerful drumming, energetic movements, and the coordinated group formations make the dance form more attractive.

Updated on 1st April, 2015


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