Raipur. National tribal dance festival Chhattisgarh 2021: Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren inaugurated the ‘National Tribal Dance Festival’ and ‘Rajyotsava 2021’ by lighting the lamp at the Science College ground in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel presided over the function. In the ‘National Tribal Dance Festival’ and ‘Rajyotsava 2021’ ceremony to be held at Science College ground in Raipur from October 28 to November 1, artists from 27 states and 6 union territories of the country as well as Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda from 07 countries Foreign artists from , Swaziland, Maldives, Palestine and Syria will spread their shade.
Chief guest of the inauguration ceremony, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Hemant Soren along with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, former Rajya Sabha member Shri B.K. Hariprasad, Uganda and Palestine councilors and other guests encouraged the artists involved in the festival by wearing a gaur crown and a musical instrument temple.
Artists from different states performed spectacular folk dances
The audience was overwhelmed by the folk dance and folk songs presented by the artists of different states with the melodious melody of their dialect, traditional costumes and instruments.
Dances based on marriage rites were presented during the competition in the National Tribal Dance Festival. In the dance competition, Karma of Madhya Pradesh, Kadsa of Jharkhand, Gojri of Jammu and Kashmir, Gurayaballu and Dimsa of Andhra Pradesh, Karbi-Tiva of Assam, Dhap of Odisha and Kommukoya dance of Telangana enthralled the audience. The folk dance performed by the artists with full energy with a smile on their faces in orange lights on the well-equipped stage is giving a very attractive and pleasant feeling.
In the dance competition, while the Gujjar tribes of Jammu and Kashmir gave a passionate presentation of the bride’s ceremony, henna and bridal farewell, while the artists of Andhra Pradesh wore a Shivalinga, Om and Trishul on the head and deer bark on the body. Taking trishul and damaru in his hand, singing the praise of Mahadev, gave a beautiful presentation of Har-Har Mahadev in a hymn and in a simple rhythm.
Similarly, young artistes of the Kommukoya tribe of Telangana, wearing a crown of horn of a gaur animal on their heads, thrashed on a long drum, and the young women, wearing a brass crown, thrashed their smoky sticks on the ground and performed a dance.
The artists of Tripura presented the traditional Hojagiri dance. This dance is performed on the full moon day after Durga Puja to worship Shakti. In this, women and girls dance and men sing and play. Hojagiri is a famous traditional dance of the Reang tribe of Tripura. It depicts the story related to Jhum farming. After the Hojagiri dance, the artists of the state presented Gedi dance.
In the performing section, artists of Jharkhand presented Urao dance and Bastar artists presented Gaur dance of Madia tribe. Bastar has a tradition of performing Gaur Horn Dhol dance on various auspicious occasions after harvesting. In this, the dancers wear a buffalo horned turban on their heads with a huge drum in their hands. The women wear traditional clothes and hold an iron rod-like instrument called Jhamuki in their hands. On special occasions this dance continues for more than 12 hours continuously.
On the first day of the Tribal Dance Festival, the dances performed on the occasion of marriage ceremony were first presented in the competitive section. In this class, artists of Madhya Pradesh presented Karma dance of God tribals. Along with marriage, it is also performed on Holi and other festivals. Instruments like Dholak, Timki, Tasa, Manjira are used in this dance.
Artists from Jharkhand performed the famous Kadsa (Kalash) dance accompanied by traditional musical instruments. This dance is performed by the Urao tribe there. In this, the dancers or dancers ride in a horse and please their totem deity by singing songs based on various seasonal colors along with kadsa to the beats of musical instruments like bher, nagara, dhank, mandar, shehnai, dholak, flute, jhunjhuniya, uchka.
The folk dance team from Madhya Pradesh Chhindwara, the home region of Governor Ms. Anusuiya Uikey, gave a special presentation of Saila Gendi dance. The team enthralled the audience by performing the Saila Gendi dance with a unique balance of musical instruments and dance beats.
Domestic and foreign artists tied the knot on the first day of the festival
On the first day of the National Tribal Dance Festival till late night, tribal dance teams from many states of India and other countries including Chhattisgarh gave colorful and attractive performances. The audience as well as the guests remained tied in the pink cold till late in the night in the mesmerization of song, music, dance and colors. This evening the Swaziland team presented a dance dedicated to the valor of its brave soldiers and warriors.
Jai Johar and Namaste speeches by Swaziland artists left the audience stunned. Uzbekistan’s entourage performed a scintillating performance of traditional costumes and dance filled with enthusiasm on traditional musical instruments on the occasion of harvest, infused new energy in the audience in the final moments of the program, while the team of Mali in the final performance of the program. Captivated everyone.
Spectators enthralled by lively dance performances by artists from Nigeria and Palestine
A wonderful and lively performance by artists from Nigeria and Palestine mesmerized the audience at the Science College ground in the capital, Raipur, on the occasion of the inauguration of the second event of the National Tribal Dance Festival. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, members of the Cabinet, In the presence of the legislators, Nigerian arts parties presented an Inkabi dance based on unity in diversity. It is a dance dedicated to the water goddesses of Nigeria’s Idem and Inaya River. The wonderful style of Inkkabi dance left a distinct identity among the audience and created a sense of excitement and enthusiasm in the mind.
Palestine artists performed the traditional Dabka dance on the stage. Performed with mesmerizing rhythms, melody and beats, the dance completely immersed the audience in the culture of Palestine.
After the Inkabi dance performed by the Grewo tribe of Nigerian artists, a Palestinian dancer performed the Dapka dance. Inkabi is the main dance of the Efik people of Nigeria. It is dedicated to Noam, the goddess of water.
In this three-day tribal festival, on the first day one after the other, along with the dance art based on the ancient art, culture and traditions of Chhattisgarh, along with the cultural presentations of different provinces and foreign artists of the country, the wonderful of traditional art and culture on the world stage. The shade was spreading.
In the tribal dance festival, the artists of Jharkhand stunned the audience by presenting Kadasa dance. Madia tribal artists of Bastar, Chhattisgarh presented Gaur dance.
This world famous dance performed after the harvest has forced us to explore the culture of Bastar. In today’s performance cultural programs, artists from Tripura presented a cultural dance based on the Hojagiri Festival.
It is noteworthy that three-day grand National Tribal Dance Festival from 28 October to 30 October with the aim of saving the tribal art culture of Chhattisgarh, their promotion and connecting the primitive art-culture and tradition of different provinces of the country and abroad together on the world stage. is being organized. Artists from seven other countries including 27 states, 06 union territories of the country are participating in this festival.