A bit about the Thappattam
Thappattam showcases the rich heritage of tamilnadu’s musical history and folk music. It is the very first instrument which produced sound and is being used still. Thappu is a 1 and half feet diameter round instrument and thickness of 3 inches, made of bull’s leather and widely used in tamilnadu, Andhra and few parts of Kerala and Karnataka. Two sticks are used to play the upper parchment of the instrument. It is popular for more than 4000 years in tamilnadu .It is used as an integral part of all festivals in tamilnadu and all social activities. It is famous for its rigid and loud sound, and the loud sound is produced by heating the instrument in bond fire . Thappattam is a very unique instrument and there is no other instrument similar to its legacy.In a team of 10 people, there will be 8 thappu , 1 kottu , and 1 thalam.
Thappattam has gained huge popularity in recent times and contemporary era where it is used widely in many dance forms, social activities, formative dance and many other activities
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