Santhal and Nagpuri songs and dances – Jharkhand

The Santhal and Nagpuri communities mainly perform the Jhumur songs and dances of Jharkhand. The Jenana Jhumur Dance is a traditional dance of the women of the Jharkhand region performed mainly during the period of cultivation in the rainy season. This is the time of the year when every member of the tribal community is hopeful of a good harvest. It is in this hour of joy and expectations that villagers of the Nagpuri community remember the dark days that they have just over come. Actually, there is no fixed season for this beautiful dance form, it is performed throughout the year, to mark all happy occasions and festivities.

Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
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Date Visited: Fri Aug 26 2011 00:10:51 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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