Rabha Folk Dance Travels to Bhopal

Popularly known as the ‘Lokrang Samaroh’, it was an annual cultural fest celebrated in the city of Bhopal and is famous for its Folk and Tribal dance forms.

Popularly known as the ‘Lokrang Samaroh’, it was an annual cultural fest celebrated in the city of Bhopal and is famous for its Folk and Tribal dance forms.

‘Rabha Artists Forum’ in collaboration with Sanskrit Mancha, Guwahati, recently performed folk dance of Rabha, Bihu, Tiwa and Bamboo at ‘Lokrang Samaroh’ organized by the Madhya Pradesh Government. The ‘Lokrang Festival 2017’ was held from 26 to 30 January at BHEL Dussehra Maidan in Bhopal. Popularly known as the ‘Lokrang Samaroh’, it was an annual cultural fest celebrated in the city of Bhopal and is famous for its folk and tribal dance forms. Based on folk, tribal and classical dance, a programme ‘Samvet’ was also showcased. Tribal and folk dances from across the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Assam, Odisha, Kerala, Mizoram and Maharashtra was held under ‘Dharohar’.

The North-East team was lead by Deepjyoti Hazarika of Assam Sanskrit Mancha, Guwahati. A total of sixteen talented artists were sent by ‘Rabha Artists Forum’. The RAF is an organization under the leadership of well-known film director Arup Jyoti Rabha. He has created the forum to uplift the hidden talent of various categories especially in Rabha community. Already the ‘Rabha Artists Forum’ has created the district communities of Udalguri and Sonitpur. The Forum has also organized a 15 day Rabha Language Learning Workshop for the entire district of Udalguri with eight centers.

Every year, ‘Rabha Artists Forum’ organizes a get together of Rabha artistes in different parts of Assam which is highly appreciated by people of the North-East. The main motto of this event is to bring all of them under one umbrella.

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