BHOPAL: Malvi folk songs and Gond tribal dances were presented at the town’s tribal museum on Wednesday evening. It was a series of “Gamak-4” programs, organized by the Culture Department.
The event started with folk songs from Malvi, presented by Tripti Nagar and the Bhopal troupe. It started with Ganesh Vandna ‘Thasu binto barambar’ followed by ‘Mahro to ghar mein wo jarni’, ‘Ghera ro ghamido’, ‘Ek baar aawoji jamaiji pamna’ and ‘Sadak per aaphu ki kyari’. She ended up with ‘Aalki ki palki jai kanahiyalal ki’ which drew huge applause from the audience who were in attendance in limited numbers. Nagar has been performing in various locations across the country for 25 years.
In addition, artist Gond Sukal Singh Dhurve and Dindori’s troupe performed “Karma” and “Saila” dances, using their traditional musical instruments.
Karma dance or Karma Naach is a traditional dance of central and eastern India performed every year during the karma festival. Karma is a famous fall festival; it begins from the 11th day of the light fortnight of the month of Bhadrab. It is performed in the state of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Karma means ‘fate’. The folk dance is performed during the worship of the god of fate who is known as Karam Devta. People regard the god of fate as the cause of good and bad fortune.
The Saila dance is popular in Betul district among the people of Sarguja and Chhindwara. The dance is performed using sticks. This dance is well known in many other parts of Chhattisgarh and is based on different themes with distinct identities. Adivasi Lokkala Evam Boli Vikas Akademi organized the show which was also broadcast live on the social media pages of the Department of Culture.
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Posted on: Wednesday December 30th, 2020 10:31 PM IST