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Kalbelia Dance

Why is it in the news?

  • The Kalbelia dance takes center stage in Jodhpur during the Rajasthan International Folk Festival.


About Kalbelia Dance

  • Kalbelia dance is linked to the Kalbelias tribe, known as snake charmers.
  • Also referred to as Sapera dance.
  • Females are the dancers, accompanied by males playing various musical instruments.
  • Instruments Used: Pakhawaj, dholak, jhanjhar, harmonium, and sarangi.
  • Recognized by UNESCO and included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

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