BhangraEveryregion of the world depicts its tradition and culture through art. Dance is themost popular type of art which depicts a region. The Punjab region found innorthern India represents its culture through its traditional folk dance knownas Bhangra. Bhangra is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest-time festivalbut has come a long way to being performed in wedding and parties as well.
Bhangrais said to have originated from the area of Majha in the Punjab region in themid to late 20th century. It is usually performed in groups of menand women on the beats of a drum known as ‘Dhol’ and various other instrumentswith musical lyrics(songs) called ‘Boliyan’. Bhangra is sub divided intodifferent genres which are commonly called as Luddi, Gidda, Kikli , Gatka inPunjabi and many more. It interprets the tradition, imagination, talents andenthusiasm of the people of Punjab.Afew 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,andLungi worn by the dancers.
· The competitive level of Bhangra among youth is quite amazingas compared to other forms of dance.Bhangrademands synchronization, coordination and tradition which lead to grace,charisma and fun among the performers and other people as well. Bhangra hasevolved a lot from its traditional form to a blend with western music and hiphop music. The merge form of this popular dance form is quite popular in theUnited States of America, Canada and United Kingdom. Itis not only the people of Canada but everyone around the world should listen tobhangra music and dance to its beats because it appeals to people of all age, raceand gender.
It keeps every one healthy, fit and teaches coordination and timingto oneself. It brings out happiness and spreads delight among everyone andcreates a pleasant environment.