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Ghumra Dance

Ghumra is a dance form popular among the tribal people of Orissa. This dance is performed by men.

A drum called ‘ghumra’ is played during this dance performance. The performer sings, plays the drum and dances to the drum’s tunes. These dances are performed during a social function or festival.

Sometimes competition involving two groups, containing 20 to 25 performers each, is held during the night.

Updated on 8th October, 2015


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