Music is an intrinsic part of the ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ celebrations in Goa, and several folk instruments are used during the festive days.
GHUMOT is an ancient Goan terracotta percussion instrument and has 2 mouths – one wide and the other narrow
SHAMEL accompanies the ghumot and is played using 2 thin cane sticks
ZANJ is a pair of small metallic cymbals
TABLA is a traditional Indian hand drum with a large drum and a second smaller one
HARMONIUM is very similar to an accordion
TAL is similar to the zanj, but has a conical shape and a thick cord