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FOLK  DANCES OF MEGHALAYA 

 

Behdiengkhlam:

This is the most important festival dance of the Jaintias. It is celebrated annually at Jowai in Jaintia Hills during the month of July. This dance is accompanied by the tunes of drums and flute.

Laho:

It is performed by the Jaintia tribe.

Nongkrem Dance:

Popularly known as Ka Pamblang Nongkrem, this is the most important dance of the Khasis and is celebrated during autumn essentially as a thanks-giving ceremony to God for the harvest and to pray for peace and prosperity.

Shad Sukmynsiem:

It a thanks-giving dance of the Khasis. Maidens dressed in traditional fineries and men folk in colourful costumes participate in the dance to the accompaniment of drums and flute.

Wangla:

This dance performed by the Garo tribe. The music is played on long oval-shaped drums.

 



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