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Drum Dance

Drum Dance is a professional dance form typical to Jalore District of Rajasthan. This war dance is performed by men with huge drums hung in their necks and cymbals in their hands, to provide musical accompaniment for the dance. The dancer holds a bare sword on his mouth and dances vigorously by twirling three painted sticks or swords. The speed of the drum beats is raised and the dancer performs to the beat keeping his graceful movements.

Drum Dance is a favourite dance of the martial races.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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