The Udukkai

The udukkai is an hourglass shaped, membranous drum used in devotional and folk music throughout India.

The udukkai is played with the hand and the pitch may be altered by tightening the lacing in the middle.

It is made of wood or brass and is very portable

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Performer Information

Performer Name: Ganesh

Musical Tradition:
Folk & Devotional

Did you know

The ‘damru’ in the Hindu God Shiva’s hands is similar to an udukkai.


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