Maldives is a country rich with culture and heritage which is not known widely. Maldives has a unique culture that boasts the typical Maldivian identity. Dresses, beliefs, norms, dance and music is included in the culture of the small country. A Maldives traveller should be aware that Maldives is not a country that has only pristine beaches and lush greenery; it also is a country which holds responsibility to an inbred culture. Thaara is a form of traditional music in Maldives islands. Though it is originally not from Maldives it has been among the folks since the period of the Arabian settlers from gulf. Since the17th century the traditional Maldivians have used Thaara music in their cultural entertainment activities.
When performing this kind of music 22 people have to do it together while sitting parallel facing each other. The uniqueness of this folk music is that only men are allowed to perform and is a combination of both dance and singing. Thaara music was traditionally performed to present vows and the songs were sung in Arabian language. They are simply a pleasant form of entertainment and a new experience for all visitors.
The song starts off at a slow tempo and gradually gets into a high tempo with loudness. The performers have special attire when they participate in Thaara singing. A white sarong, white shirt and a green scarf around their neck go very well with the ambiance. It is a performance of soothing and partially religious songs that is chanted together in a very harmonious tone while dancing between the parallel rows.
There is a reason to call this music ’Thaara’. It is because of a tambourine used to give music which is called thaara. It is a rare traditional custom that you can only experience in Maldives. Next time you visit Maldives on holiday keep in mind to get a chance to watch men performing the Thaara dance and songs. Anantara Dhigu Maldives would be an amazing Maldives Resort to spend your Maldivian Holiday. If you wish for Maldives Luxury Accommodation this is the place you should choose for accommodation which promises you the best luxury holiday package for Maldives travellers.