Adivasi Pawara dance of Dhule district, Maharashtra

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Adivasi Pawara dance is a folk dance from the central district of Maharashtra, Dhule. It is a tribal dance of the group tribes called Adivasi and is played with stick and plate. It is performed especially on marriage processions.

Dhol, a drum like instrument, is the main percussion used. This dance is distinguished as a socio-cultural feature of this tribe. The languages spoken by Adivasi tribes are Ahirani and Adivasi.

This video clip has been shot from Nisagandhi festival held at Thiruvananthapuram on January 2008.

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