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Bhangra

The city of Punjab is famous for its diversified and richest in the history of world exhibiting a unique cultural landscape for traditional values and dances especially the folk ones.

A folk dance form cherished by everyone is Bhangra mostly performed by people belonging to the city of Punjab in India. This is generally performed by Sikhs and Punjabis on the occasion of Vaisakhi during harvest. Being vibrant, Bhangra has a tone which can make people dance to its tunes vivaciously. Coordination, timing and techniques are the main strategies of Bhangra. Punjabis are so fascinating that they need an occasion to perform Bhangra.

Since there is a lot of movement associated with this dance form, it is very important that the dresses allow the dancers to move freely. Since there is a lot of movement associated with this dance form, it is very important that the dresses allow the dancers to move freely. 

Representing honor and pride in India, male dancers wear turban and jewelries. From the sowing of seeds, hoeing, cutting of wheat, harvesting and then selling them off is the beautiful form in the villages of Gurdaspur, Sialkot, Shekhpura and Gujranwalla district. Simple but strenous, Bhangra is a dance form of enthusiasm and gaiety.

Some of the well-known Bhangra artists of Punjab who are the most prominent today are Meshi Eshara, Surinder Shinda, Harbhajan Mann, Sardool Sikander, Manmohan Waris, Hans Raj Hans, Sardool Sikander, and Sahotas.

Nowadays, Bhangra has also been started in gyms and zumba classes as a week routine as it is very refreshing.

Bhangra is performed on many occasions including marriages and parties. Performed with a number of male dancers, you have to move around the drummer forming a circle. One who is drumming has two sticks with which he beats the drum gesturing with hands signifying a higher tempo of movement. It is usually started with feet and then the movements of the whole body including hands and feet come into being. They whirl, move round and round, raise, clap and exclaim Balle Balle! Anyone can learn this fun-loving dance as Bhangra is not a dance form which can be learnt in a month of Sundays.

Bhangra music is fun and energetic and inspires even those who don’t normally dance to get up and shake it all out!