Saturday, February 2, 2013

Folk Dance of India


Bihu (Assam) - a post - harvest folk dance.

Ottam Thullal (Kerala) - performed inside temples.

Chakiar Koothu (Kerala) - performed inside temples.

Yakshagana (Karnataka) - about 400 years old - revived by Dr. Shivaaram Karanth.

Bhangra (Punjab) - folk dance of harvest season, coinciding with the festival of Baisakhi.

Tamasha (Maharashtra) - Nautanki (U.P.), Garba (Gujarat), Chhow (Orissa, Bihar).

There are two forms of music in India - Carnatic and Hindustani.

Sama Veda deals with music.

Purandaradas gave shape and form to Carnatic music.

The trinity of Carnatic music is Thyagaraja, Syama Shastri and Muthuswami Dikshitar.

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