― Oppana dance is performed during Muslim weddings in Kerala. In some forms of this dance, women move in circles around the bride while men sing songs to receive the bridegroom. ∙ By KDL Khan ∙ Light mopla (colloquial term for Kerala Muslims) songs that suit the tempo of the dance are usually chosen for these dances. The songs of mappilappattu are sung by the group leader and then joined by the group. ∙ Today, in every district of Kerala, there are Oppana troupes which can [...].