Music Instruments

Music Instruments

Making traditional drums is the main musical industry in Sri Lanka. There are 3 types of traditional drums in Sri Lanka. They are identifi ed as up country, low country, and Sabaragamu, A wooden log of stipulated size is shaped fi rst and made it hollow inside by removing the excess . Then a cattle or goat hide is fi xed to the two sides of the hollow stem. After polishing and colouring if necessary, it is made into a musical instrument. Apart from making drums other wind and percussion instruments are also made in Sri lanka In processions like Sri Dalada Perahera and other festivals a large number of musical instruments are played even today.

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