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Zemado




Zemado is a popular folk dance of Goa. It is performed mainly by the women of Dhangar and Kunbi communities.

Zemado dance involves a group of women dancers, who depict the various postures of the cattle used in the farms. The dance is noted for its interesting footwork, gestures and sounds.

According to a popular myth, this dance was developed by the women working in the farms. In a bid to break the monotony of the laborious work, this interesting dance came into being.



Updated on 15th December, 2014

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