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Tonyamel Dance



Tonyamel is an important dance form of Goa. A traditional dance form with sticks, it celebrates the joys of a good harvest. The name Tonyamel is derived from two words, 'Toni' (meaning a painted stick) and 'Mel (meaning a dancing group). The dance starts with a slow footwork, which gradually accelerates as the dance proceeds.


Updated on 1st December, 2015

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