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Giddha (Punjab)

 

This dance form has its roots in the Punjab region, now split up between India and Pakistan. It is a folk dance performed by women and girls and is considered to be the female counterpart of Bhangra. As a part of the dance, women of all ages form a circle, clapping their hands and sing small couplets. Two or three women come to the centre and dance vigorously while responding to these couplets. The embroidered dupattas (stoles) and the chunky jewellery of the participants further enhance the tempo of the dance.


Giddha – the girls have
all the fun

 

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