Folk Dances of Andhra Pradesh

Folk Dances of Andhra Pradesh: Main folk dances of Andhra Pradesh are ‘Dappubagham’, ‘Mathuri’, ‘Bathkampa’, ‘Kummi’, Kulattam’, ‘Lambadi’, ‘Siddhi’, ‘Chenchu’, ‘Gadaba’, ‘Poroja’, ‘Kodh’ etc.

In Dappubagham dance, a Dhol called ‘Dappu’ is played. Usually male Harijans participate in the dance and each dancer plays Dappu while performing.

Mathuri dance is performed by both men and women. Men and women both form separate groups. Men hold small sticks in their hand and women give them company by clapping.

Bathkampa folk dance is also considered as one of the main dances of Andhra Pradesh. It is performed by women on the occasion of marriages. In this dance, the song narrates the old story of’Saijanbai’.

In lambadi folk dance, the women wear multicoloured dresses. It is performed in the night around fire where men and women dance together, while singing simultaneously.

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