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Dharmar and Hamchi Dances

Dharmar and Hamchi Dances are among the popular folk dances of Gujarat. These dances are usually performed by the Siddis or Abysinnians, who came from Africa to serve in Gujarat centuries ago. The dances are accompanied by music, which is noted for its rhythmic complexities and vigorous percussion.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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