region of the world depicts its tradition and culture through art. Dance is the
most popular type of art which depicts a region. The Punjab region found in
northern India represents its culture through its traditional folk dance known
as Bhangra. Bhangra is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest-time festival
but has come a long way to being performed in wedding and parties as well.
is said to have originated from the area of Majha in the Punjab region in the
mid to late 20th century. It is usually performed in groups of men
and women on the beats of a drum known as ‘Dhol’ and various other instruments
with musical lyrics(songs) called ‘Boliyan’. Bhangra is sub divided into
different genres which are commonly called as Luddi, Gidda, Kikli , Gatka in
Punjabi and many more. It interprets the tradition, imagination, talents and
enthusiasm of the people of Punjab.
few significant features of Bhangra are as follows:
The rhythm is the most important part of this dance.
It is a blend of enthusiasm and energy.
The traditional and vibrant costumes like Turban (pag),Kaintha,and
Lungi worn by the dancers.
The competitive level of Bhangra among youth is quite amazing
as compared to other forms of dance.
demands synchronization, coordination and tradition which lead to grace,
charisma and fun among the performers and other people as well. Bhangra has
evolved a lot from its traditional form to a blend with western music and hip
hop music. The merge form of this popular dance form is quite popular in the
United States of America, Canada and United Kingdom.
is not only the people of Canada but everyone around the world should listen to
bhangra music and dance to its beats because it appeals to people of all age, race
and gender. It keeps every one healthy, fit and teaches coordination and timing
to oneself. It brings out happiness and spreads delight among everyone and
creates a pleasant environment.