The Kartal

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On a school trip to Jaisalmer we worked with singer Jalal Khan and his group. We got to collaborate with them and learn about their folk music and instruments. We then invited them to our school in Bangalore to preform with us. This is where I learnt about the ‘Kartal’. The Kartal is an ancient instrument often used in devotional and or folk songs. The name ‘Kartal’ is derived from the Hindi words ‘kara’ meaning hand and ‘tala’ meaning clapping.

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