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Kartal/Talam

Kartals (commonly known as manjira or talam) are finely tuned finger cymbals used to mark important points in a rhythmic cycle (kara+tala = doing rhythm). They are ancient instruments as they are found on temple paintings.

 

 AUDIO CLIP: Kartal

 

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

KKSongs Kartal Guide

 

UPDATED: March 12, 2012