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date: 14 November 2019

ceṅṅala [cengalam]locked

  • Pribislav Pitoëff

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[cengalam]

Small flat gong of Kerala, south India. It is made of bell-metal and is struck with a short, thick wooden stick. It is placed on the forearm or suspended by a string, according to whether the player wishes to produce a muffled or a bright sound. The ceṅṅala beats out the rhythm of the ...

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