Nagpuri harvest songs and instrumental music – Maharashtra

The men of the Nagpuri community and Southern cultures perform the Mardani Jhumur dance after the harvest. The musical accompaniments include the Shenai, Dhol, Kara, Nakara, Jhanj and Kartal. Like the Paika Dance, the Mardana Jhumur Dance is also a semi martial art form. The dance movements and the accompanying music are martial in character and the mood of the dance is that of the Veera (valorous). Occasionally one or two female dancers known as nachnis join in this dance with the men.

Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
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Date Visited: Fri Aug 26 2011 00:14:02 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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