As daddy pradhan is as much intrested in Yakshagana is a musical dance drama popular in coastal and Malenadu regions of Karnataka, India . It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre. Yakshagana is popular in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga and Kasaragod district of Karnataka. Yakshagana is gaining popularity in Bengaluru since a few years. . It has drawn comparisons to the Western tradition of opera. Actors wear costumes and enact various roles. Traditionally, Yakshagana would go on all night. It is sometimes simply called as Aataā in both Kannada and Tulu, meaning "play". Yaksha-gana literally means the song (gana) of a Yaksha. Yakshas were an exotic tribe mentioned in the Sanskrit literature of ancient India.
Yakshagana consists of a Himmela (background musicians) and a Mummela (dance and dialog group) which together perform a Yakshaga Prasanga. Himmela consisting of Bhagawata who is also the facilitator (singer), Maddale, Harmonium for drone (Pungi was used earlier) and Chande (loud drums). The music is based on pre-Karnataka Sangeetha Ragas characterised by melodic patterns called Mattu and Yakshagana Tala. Yakshagana Talas are believed to be based on the groves which later have evolved into Karnataka Sangeetha Talas. Both Yakshagana Raga and Yakshagana Tala have some folk influence. A Yakshagana performance begins at the twilight hours with the beating of several fixed compositions on drums called Abbara or Peetike, for up to an hour before the 'actors' get on the stage. The actors wear resplendent costumes, head-dresses, and face paints which they paint themselves.
must let you know that these play are been uploaded in youtube and it is one saviour to me when he is fussy about eating food if i just play ithe eats his food very fast and likes to pretend as they do in the play .
he has watched them so intrestingly and closely we never imagined and one afternoon when raghu was playing drums we noticed our cute little artist pretending to be one of the characters and it was fun to watch him do so.i am attaching the viseo so you guys can see it
youngest yakshagana from pradhan
hope u guys enjoy it