Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Tribal singing and several dance performances were staged on the Last day of five-day 6th anniversary festival organised in Tribal Museum on Monday. The event started of Bhojpuri singing by Ranjana Agrahari from Uttar Pradesh along with her artistes.
They kicked off their singing with a Devi Geet titled Veena Ke Bajaiye Sato Sur Ke Rachaiya followed by a song of farmers titled Hamare Bhaiya Vatan Ke Sipahi Hum Kisani Karawal Kareela. After this, the singers presented a song titled Cham Cham Chamke Surujwa Ke Kiriniya and a Dadra song titled Hamari Atariya Pe Aja Re Sawariya.
Ranjana Agrahari then presented the songs titled Manai Na Batiya Hamar, Godna Godai Godan Hari, and Saiyan More Gaile Rama. Ranjana and her team concluded their singing performances with the songs titled Hamar Piya Kheti Ma Payin Enam and Jara Lalkar Ke Baila Hako More Saiyan.
The singers were accompanied by Hasim Ahmad on Keyboard, Anand Swaroop on Harmonium, Mohammad Shakeel on Dholak, Gaurav Kumar on Tabla, and Sunil on Octopad. After tribal singing, the series of tribal dancing kicked off with Dandhar dance presentation by Arjun Waghmare from Madhya Pradesh along with 20 artistes.
This dance is performed from Gurupurnima till Gyaras. This dance is performed on auspicious occasions such as festivals etc. The artists were accompanied by Babulal on Dholak and Nirmal on Tase. After Dandhar dance, Walar dance was presented by Mawaram Garsiya from Rajasthan along with his team. This dance is performed during Gangaur far and during festivities. The artists were accompanied by Mavaram on Dhol, Saburaram on Kundi, and Mukesh on Jhalar. After this, Songi Mukhauta dance was presented by Rajan Vaidya from Maharashtra along with 20 artistes. This dance belongs to Kathakur tribe.
This dance is performed on the second day after Holi and is continued for seven days. The artistes were accompanied by Jairam on Sanai, Dadu Madi on Vocals, Gangaram on Sambal. After this, Karma dance was performed by Hemlata Tirkey from Chhattisgarh along with 20 artistes. This dance is performed in order to celebrate happiness of new crops and is performed on Mandar. After Karma dance, Thatya dance was performed by Arjun Vaghmare from Madhya Pradesh along with 20 artistes with him.
This dance is performed after Diwali for around one month starting from Gowardhan Puja. In this dance, cattles are given respect and worshipped. In the dance presentation, Guddu and Mansu were on Flute, Babulal and Bhagwat were on Dholak, and Nirmal on Taas.
After Thatya dance, Mavaram Garasiya from Rajasthan presented Gair dance from Garasiya tribe. This dance is performed on the second day after Holi festival. During the dance performance, the artistes were accompanied by Mavaram on Dhol, Saburaram on Kundi, and Mukesh on Jhalar. After Gair dance, Rajan Vaidya from Maharashtra along with 20 artistes presented Tarpa dance.
In this dance performance, one artiste play Tarpa and other give the dance performance, and that’s why it is known as Tarpa dance.
The dance is performed on Dussehra, Diwali, and during the festivities. After Tarpa dance, tribal dance performances were concluded with Bhagoriya dance from Bhil tribe. Bhagoriya dance name has been put after Bhagoriya festival which is organised during Phag month. This dance is specifically performed during Holi festival.