Maldives Traditional Music – The Bodu Beru

If you are someone who loves world music and loves exploring the Maldivian touch in the field of music, then you are sure to explore everything about ‘Bodu Beru’- the traditional Maldivian Music tone done with big drums.

What is this ‘Bodu Beru’?
In Dhiveli- ‘Bodu’ means Big and ‘Beru’ means Drums. Thus, Bodu Beru literally means ‘Big Drums’ and is, of course, one of the main events that take place at many Maldives attractions and hotels. It is the perfect form of entertainment for travellers seeking a thrill.

A bit from the history
According to the Maldivian historians, the first set of drums is said to have arrived around the 11th or 12th century AD with the troupes of Africans on their way to Asia. The traditions have been preserved by generations since then and it’s now widely played everywhere in the Maldives.

It’s not uncommon in the Maldives
Be it The Residence Maldives Dhigurah or any other resort on any Maldivian Island, Bodu Beru rhythms are something that you can hear even from far away. In the Maldives, there are also resorts that provide you this entertainment when you dine under the moonlight.

Dance to the amazing beats
In a general setup of a Bodu Beru performance, there are drummers, and there are also the dancers. Although the performance begins with a slow mellow tempo, it goes up to a very fast pace, that tempts you to move your feet and start dancing- and you just can’t help it!


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