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Sambalpur Dhole

Dhole, an ancient musical instrument, has an important role in Indian folk-music. There is a variety of dhole that is particular to the Sambalpur region of Orissa, besides the conventional one. The dhole of Sambalpur differs from the conventional dhole in its method of manufacture. The Sambalpur dhole is made out of a tree trunk of equal diameter. It is widely used across Orissa and can be played along with any kind of Sambalpuri folk song.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Sambalpur


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