‘Urumi Melam’ an Indian traditional drum play performed by the award winning Sri Maha Kaliamman Urumi Melam Sungai Buloh.
The urumi is a double-headed hourglass-shaped drum originating from the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. The urumi is slung with a cloth strap across the shoulder and played by the drummer horizontally. This simple harness allows the drummer to play standing or walking.
As an oral tradition, Tamil folk music does not have a codified system of written notation. Musicians learn through years of unconscious absorption, conscious listening, imitation, and practice. These traditions make the Urumi Melam a must for special occasions.
About the Artiste / Group
Hailing from Sungai Buloh Selangor, we are Indian traditional drum players for prayers, stage performances, wedding, corporate event and so on. We have performed twice in YSDAF previously and this will be third one.
Members: Siva, Suresh, Mathanakumar, Kiran Kumar, Thiyagu, Ganesan, Yogaraj, Ragu, Yoganath, Simon, Puvan