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A tribal dance from Dhule district, Maharashtra

The Adivasi Pawara dance, a tribal dance from Dhule the central district of Maharashtra. It is a traditional dance of aboriginal tribes called Adivasis. A stick and plate are used for rhythm. Dhol, a drum like instrument, is the main percussion used. This dance is distinguished as a socio-cultural feature of this tribe. The languages used are Ahirani and Adivasi.

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