OPPANA

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Location: Kerala
Performed By: Muslim Community in the Malabar Region.
Performed During: The Wedding Celebrations and major Festivals.


Oppana - A Muslim Dance Form, KeralaIt is a dance form essential to the Wedding entertainment and festivities of the Malabar Muslims.

Maidens and young female relatives sing and dance around the bride, clapping their hands. 'Mappila Pattu', the wedding songs are first sung by the leader and are repeated by the chorus.

The themes are often teasing comments and innuendoes about the bride's anticipated nuptial bliss. Oppana is often presented as a stage item today.



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