Chenda is a cylindrical drum instrument played in the state of Kerala. Chenda is often played inside the temples during various events. Chicago Kalakshetra teaches and plays Chenda Melam which includes Panchari Melam also known as Ilanjithara Melam, Chembada Melam and Srinkari Melam.
Chicago Kalakshetra has performed Chenda Melams at various different stages among different communities.
We at Chicago Kalakshetra realizes how important it is to promote the traditional values among our children, hence apart from having Panchavadyam and Chenda classes, we also teach Malayalam classes which include teaching letters, spoken Malayalam also introduce children to our ancient Indian epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and other short stories.
The classes are held in the Naperville area, please contact us for more information.