JHOOMAR
March 28, 2016

This dance type named after the accompanying Jhoomar songs is prevalent among the Mahanta and Munda communities of the Sundargarh district. Among the Mahantas the dance is performed by the men only. Among the Mundas the singers who accompanying the dancers sing songs and the dancers follow them in chorus in accompaniment of Madal.

The Mundas are especially experts in this dance particularly in intricate foot stepe, movement of hip and wrists and movement of body.


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