Bagheli Gayan, folk dance performed under MPSTM’s Gamak series

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Bagheli Gayan, folk dance performed under MPSTM’s Gamak series

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Under Gamak series, Bagheli Gayan and folk dance forms were performed at Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum here on Tuesday.  Shashi Kumar Pandey and group from Rewa performed 'Bagheli Gayan' and  Jiyalal and group from Dindori performed Gond tribal dance 'Saila and Karma'.

The series of spellbinding performances began with Bagheli Gayan by  Shashi Kumar Pandey and group. They began, with  'Alari Nimiya ke dar, parare jhulna'.  The performance was followed by Nahchhu song- 'Bolai diate ho salgi nagar ajodhya ki Basant song-' Vedardi se kahi de sandesh ' , 'Tappa- Kahna Ke Ahe Kahan Jaabe', Dadra- 'Naina Ladi Jaaye Ude Pink Chunariya', Suagit- 'Siya Hare Ravan Jaye, Siya Romai Rathma Baithe', and Varsha Gayan - 'Jhoola Jhule Jhun Kunwar Kanhaiya'.

On the stage Shashi Kumar Pandey was accompanied by Manisha Singh, Shivani and Shivangi Pandey on vocals, on banjo by Pawan Giri, on Dholak by Sachin Vishwakarma, on tabla by Sanjeev Nagar, Nagadia and on Manjira by Martand Tiwari. Pandey was born in a musical family, he has been singing Bagheli since childhood, he took the education of folk music from his mother, Savitri Pandey.  Pandey is an 'A' grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. and has performed in many prestigious forums in the country.

The second performance was by Jiyalal with his fourteen fellow performers. They performed the Gond tribal dance- 'Saila aur Karama'.

Saila Dance is performed on the moonlight nights of autumn. It was named Saila due to the poles of about a quarter of a hand. Saila dance is practiced to please Adidev. Karama Saila is a popular dance of the Gond tribe.

Karma Dance is the dance that inspires 'Karma', Karmapuja is celebrated in eastern Madhya Pradesh, Karma dance is performed in it. Both young men and women take part in the dance. Gond Adivasis dance in almost all seasons except the rainy season. The field of Karama dance-song is very wide in Madhya Pradesh. It extends from remote Chhattisgarh to Gond and Baiga tribals of Mandla.

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