is a dance form popular among the Muslims of Malabar. Also known as
'Aravanamuttu', it is performed both as a ritual, and a social
entertainment during festivals and nuptical ceremonies.
Duffmuttu is a group performance with the artistes beating on a quaint round percussion instrument called the 'Duffu'. While the leader of the group sings, the others form the chorus and move in circles.
The songs are often tributes to martyrs, heroes and saints. Performed at any time of the day, the dance has no fixed time limit.