Anjanappa, the Burrakatha performer, with his son.
Photographs by Gayathri R. Kassebaum. Courtesy of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE).
The late Basappa Swamy, an excellent tatva performer.
One string sriti chaudike, playing position.
Galeramma, a personification of Ellamma, with the priestess showing the ritual light to the goddess.
Mendicant Jogis on their round of the village seeking alms.
Narasamma, with her chaudike and two other Ellamma devotees.
Jogi katha performers in a formal setting.
Symbol of Madesha, the tiger icon, worshipped in the hill temple.
Subbayya, his son, sing accompanying themselves with the chaudike.
Roadside shrine of Ellamma near Hampi.
Kamsale instruments with colourful tassels, sacred rudraksha bead necklace and iguana skinned tambourine (damadi) and dancing bells.
Kamsale performance of Madesha hill, Mysore district dancing with Kamsale instruments.
Kamsale performers of Madesha hill, Mysore district. The guru is seated on the left and the shishyas (pupils or followers) are seated in a circle.
Child Kamsale performer. Photographs by Gayathri R. Kassebaum.
Courtesy of the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE).