‘Bundeli Gaon’, ‘Ghodipathai and Phag’ performed at MPSTM

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‘Bundeli Gaon’, ‘Ghodipathai and Phag’ performed at MPSTM

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Under Gamak series, tribal music and dance were performed on Tuesday at Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum.

Archana Kotarya, Banda performed ‘Bundeli Gaon’ and Lalsingh Markam, Dindori performed Baiga tribal dance ‘Ghodipathai and Phag’.

The performance commenced with 'Bundeli Gaon' by Archana Kotarya and group. She began with Mata Vandana Aisi Mati na Janam Daiyo Vidhata.

She then performed Mat Rowe Jhoola Jhulai Dungi Mero Chhoto So Languriya, Kya Unedh Kau Nahi Re sabh padeve khan jariyo re, bin pag do, Bahiyan Awadh Sai and Aayo Kanha and more.

Archana Kotarya learned classical music from her maternal uncle. Received training from Babulal Verma and received the education of folk songs from her mother, Dharmavati, she has performed on Doordarshan - Uttar Pradesh, Akashvani - Chhatarpur, Kumbh Mela - Prayagraj and many prestigious forums of the country.

She was accompanied on the keyboard by Manoj Kumar Pateria, on the tabla by Saurabh Rackwar, on the octopad by Dhanesh Sharma and on the naal by Naveen Dixit.

The second performance was performed by  Lalsingh Markam and group. They performed Baiga tribal dances 'Ghoripaithai' and 'Phag.

Ghodipaithai Dance is a traditional dance. According to the culture and tradition of the Baiga tribe, the Baiga people perform Ghodipathai dance from the beginning of Dussehra to the end of December. In this dance, the men of one village participate in the women of another village.

This dance is performed at midnight. In this dance, women come to the bottom of the arms of the men dancing. In the Baiga dialect, the part under the arm of the man is called Khakhodi. Hence the name of this dance was Ghodipathai. The dance begins by singing the Dussehra song and the war songs dance by singing the bay, chadhanu jhulani, lahaki karama. The main instruments in this dance are instruments, madar, timki and flute.

People of Baiga tribe perform phag dance starting from the day of Holi for 15 days. Singing the dance song, the men dance in a wooden mask (khekra) and women wear bamboo gijji. Treating Khekra as Hiranya Kashyap and Gijji as Holika, keeping them in the middle, singing and singing songs and dancing throughout the night. All the people also use the color of red gulal and Parsa flower before dancing.

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