Song and dance are integral to the life of tribal people. They would sing and dance at important or special occasions. These melodious songs have been transferred from generation to generation. The lyrics deal with agriculture, hunting and the many forms of mother nature. Almost all of the tribal dances are group events. They help in affirming harmony in their social life. The steps are simple and mostly-used instruments are thudi and kaithalam. Chenda is also used of late. The performers would wear ornaments and decorations made of tender coconut leaves and colourful stones.

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