Jhumar or Jhoomar is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Multan and Balochistan, also thrived in Sandalbar areas of Punjab. It is slower and more rhythmic form. The word “Jhumar” comes from Jhum/Jhoom, which means Swaying. The songs evoke a quality which reminds of swaying. Though the content of these songs is varied – they are usually love with emotional songs too. The Jhumar is a dance of ecstasy. Jhumar is performed at the wedding ceremonies usually. It is a living demonstration of happiness. The dance is mostly performed by the Balochi and people of Southern and central Punjab. The emphasis of Jhumar is recreating the gaits of animals and birds. The movement of animals, the ploughing of the field, sowing of seeds and harvesting are shown in the original progression. The dance is also performed in a circle, to the tune of emotional songs.