(Last Updated on : 22/08/2019)
Rabha Dance plays an important part in the life of the Rabha Tribes
. In the Garo Hills
, after every ritual
they perform various dances
to ingratiate their deities. Two of the popular Rabha Dances amongst the tribes are as follows:
The Hamjar Dance is about paddy cultivation. It also known as Girkay dance. The Rabhas have an agrarian culture. Majority of the Rabhas have been living in the hills. In shifting cultivation they work together sharing a common song and music
. It helps them to finish the work easily. Hence in this folk dance
, they take agricultural
: The Farkanti Dance is performed to cheer up the family
of the recently deceased. In this folk dance female dancers take sword and shield while male dancers dance with Manchelengka, the emblem of the Rabhas, in their hands
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