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Paraisai Traditional Drums
Primary Lower, Primary Middle, Primary Upper, Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
On-site, Digital, Blended (mix of on-site and digital)
Primary Art Form & Sub-Genre
Percussion, Traditional Indian
Secondary Art Form & Sub-Genre
20 - 40
3 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)
$35.00 Per student
Pupils brainstorm on indian musical instruments. Facilitator elicits responses from students on their knowledge of indian percussion instruments and their origin.
Facilitator then introduces the Parai.
The parai is one of the oldest drums used in India, especially in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It is known as the mother of indian drums It is considered as one of the symbols of Tamil culture. In ancient days, this instrument was used as a communication mechanism to convey messages to people and alert against danger.Facilitator talks about materials used in making the Parai and its maintenance.
This programme is now adapted to:
1. Allow students to view the selected programme through Zoom synchronously.
2. Allow students to view recorded videos and live demonstrations.
Note: Instruments will be delivered to schools and resources (PPT slides) will be provided.
Appreciate Arts & Culture, Acquire Skills and Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts and Ideas
Point of Emphasis
Arts in Society
Lesson Goal #1
To appreciate the traditional drum Parai’s basic beats and presenting a short performance.
Lesson Goal #2
Audio/Sound System, Microphone, Visualiser
Rani Kanna +65 90035332
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