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RK DAT 30
In front of Kerala house, main part inside a concrete building (first part of the recording), Perumutagara village, Thrissur district, Kerala.
Rama Kurup (sinegr, male, aged 80)
Mr Rama Kurup (80) sings a piece from the kalam pattu vocal genre. The song praises the goddess (devi) of Thirumaandhamkunnu temple in Angadipuram in north Kerala. He supports himself on the ilatalam cymbals. Kalam pattu is a vocal genre performed during a kalam ritual, which is the drawing of the Bhatrakali goddess, during a temple festival. Members of the Kurup community are regarded as expert artists and ritualists. He sings in the south Indian language Malayalam.