Sabaragamu Dancing

Sabaragamu  Dancing

The Sabaragamuwa dance by its geographical location has taken from both the Low-Country and Kandyan. The Pang Madu (ritual of light) had at the beginning more of the Yak in it than the Kandyan. The more popular drum was the Yak Bera. But today the use of the Dowla a type of drum gives the Sabaragamuwa a quaint peculiarity all its own. Even the raiments of the dancers and drummers are strictly unique, though you see the elaborate Kandyan and the colourful Low-Country influence in them.

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