MRIDHANGAM

May 1, 2014

The Mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble and dance performance. It is also known as the King of percussion in India. The Mridangam is an indispensable component of the south Indian classical performance. In these performances, the artist plays very intricate patterns to accompany south Indian vocalists, veena, violin, or gottuvadyam players. It is a very demanding art and requires many years to master.