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Munda Tribe from Jharkhand performs Jadua and Gena dance as Samvaad 2022 concludes

Jamshedpur, Nov 19: Final Day of Samvaad also saw cultural performances from indigenous communities of Sikkim, Nagaland, West Bengal and Jharkhand at Gopal Maidan.

Munda Tribe from Jharkhand performed Jadua and Gena dance. The Munda people are an Austroasiatic speaking ethnic group of India. They predominantly speak the Mundari language as their native language. They are one of India’s largest scheduled tribes.

Oraon Tribe from West Bengal exhibited Kadsa dance.  Kadsa is a dance form performed by women with earthen posts on their heads. These women carry decorated earthen pots in their head and perform different dance steps and display various formations. The Oraon are a Dravidian ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. They predominantly speak Kurukh as their native language.

Next up were Tamang Tribe from the state of Sikkim who regaled the audiences with Damphu Dance, a fun, energetic, robust foot-tapping dance.  Tamang Tribe of Sikkim belongs to Tibeto-Burmese speaking ethnic Community. 90% of the Tamangs are Buddhist. The name of Tamang tribe comes from the meaning Horse trader/warriors. They speak Tamang language.

Next performance was from Nagaland Warriors dance group from Nagaland. The Nagaland Warriors’ crew encompasses through collective colour and vibrant elements of all the 16 tribal regions from Nagaland and gives you a glimpse to inspire cultural sensibilities through folk instrumentals, folk songs and folk dance.

Each individual member from the Warriors crew comprises the best Professional performing Artist from Nagaland and dance coach from Kohima Dance Studio who came together as a team formed in 2014 under the initiative of Task force of Music and Fine Arts, Government of Nagaland.

Performed in the International Hornbill Music festival and countless Governmental occasions including concerts and shows as well as representing India to several parts of the countries like Handshake concert, Scotland, Europe, Bangkok, Korea, Israel and many more

Final performance of Samvaad 2022 was Purple Fusion, a folk band from Nagaland. Purple Fusion is a band that plays Folk Fusion/World Music and experiments mostly with traditional Naga Folk Songs. It incorporates indigenous ethnic music with western genres like blues, Jazz, Funk, Reggae and Rock to create a blend of music which is different and unique.

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