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Sabaragamuwa






The Sabaragamuwa dance style by its geographical location has taken from both Low-Country and Kandyan dance styles. Sabaragamu has based on ritual of the lights (Pung Madu). The more popular drum was the Yukk Bera originally but today the use of Dowla and Thammettama, 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. Some forms of Sabaragamu dances are ‘Sindu mathra’, ‘Gaman mathra’, ‘Yakpada mathra’ and ‘Patu-thala mathra’.

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