Thursday, August 11, 2022

Arts and Architecture

Folk Dance

Oppana and Aravanmuttu are the popular forms of entertainment among Muslims. Oppana is a form accompanied by clapping of hands. Both men and women participate in it. In marriages, the women move in a circle and receive the bride while men stand aside singing songs and receive the bridegroom.

Aravana is a dance, which the Muslims of Kerala had learned from the Arabs. Being an Arabic dance, the music that accompanies it also Arabic. The rhythm is played on an instrument called daf or tap, a round percussion instrument with one side covered with hide.