Bhangra is an art form that was performed by the Punjabi farmers known as Jatts to celebrate the harvest season. With the partition of India, the Punjabi folklore shared their dances with other individuals who resided along with them. When other cultures got mixed up, there emerged Bhangra which was a hybrid dance. This dance form became renowned in the west by the Punjabi Sikh that represents the South Asian culture around the world. the Bhangra dance has a lot of varieties. It has been included in pop music, film tracks, competitions, and talent shows.
The beat of the dhol and the iktar, tumbi and chimta are combinedly used in Bhangra dance. this music had originated in 1980 in Britain. the bolis are small couplets to sing in the Punjabi language. the songs depict the present-day issues faced by the singers. Dholki is preferred over dhol. Sometimes, the tabla is also used. The drum patterns are similar to Reggae music.
Traditional dress for Bhangra is vibrant and colourful which is suitable for the dance. the costumes portray the rich colours of rural Punjab and continue to show the zest for life by the Punjabi folk. the dress is simple and normally worn by men belonging to rural Punjab but in lighter shades.
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