Music for Odissi

Odissi music is a unique blend of North and South Indian classical music but with its own distinct qualities. Today, the Odissi musical orchestra consists of the Guru who mostly is also the pakhawaj (two headed drum) player, one or two vocalists, one or more of the following: sitar (stringed instrument) player, violinist, flute player, and possibly a manjira (small cymbals) player.