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Artists in J-K revive lost art through mesmerising 'Roff' folk dance performance

In an effort to revive a lost art, a group of talented artists organized a captivating performance of 'Roff,' the traditional folk dance of Kashmir.

Budding artists revive 'Roff' folk dance to preserve traditional Kashmiri art.(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 11:55 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Srinagar

Bhangra: A traditional Punjabi folk dance captivates global audience

Bhangra's mainstream popularity has led to adoption by non-Punjabi, raising concerns of cultural exploitation. Learn more about this cultural tradition.

The vibrant and energetic movements, lively music, and the colourful attire of Bhangra have captivated audiences worldwide. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 20, 2023 11:41 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Punjab

Yakshagana folk art is thriving in coastal Karnataka and reaching wider audience

The Yakshagana Sammelana, which took place recently at the state-level in coastal Karnataka, demonstrated that the traditional folk art is flourishing and evolving towards a new direction for its future.

A “Yakshagana” artist prepares prior to a performance in a theatre in Bangalore.(Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 03:20 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Mangaluru

Rajasthan mulls hosting folk art festivals, conserve culture of different region

Rajasthan mulls organising folk art festivals, conserve art and culture of different regions, uplift artists

Rajasthan mulls organising folk art festivals, conserve art and culture of different regions, uplift artists (Nishant Aneja)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 12:48 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jaipur

Bihar's month-long Sonepur Mela to host artists of dance, music, other folk form

The Sonepur mela is organized at the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Ganga and Gandak in Bihar. Popular since ancient eras for the trading of livestock, this month-long event takes place on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima in the month of November.

Bihar's month-long Sonepur Mela to host hundreds of artists from dance, music, traditional folk forms (Twitter/MadhurendraArt)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 01:32 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Patna
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