Thappu consists of a circular wood frame with one end closed with goat/ cow skin or plastic and the other end open. Tappu is played using two bamboo sticks with one being thicker than the other. It is performed DURING dances It is performed in dances, funerals, temple festivals and sport events. Thappu drum or Parai drum is also played to invoke the deities at Madrasi temples.
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