upbeat type of popular music associated with Punjabi culture Bhangra is a lively and energetic form of folk dance and music that originated in the Punjab region of South Asia. The term “Bhangra” can refer to both the dance and the accompanying music. It has roots in traditional Punjabi agricultural celebrations and has evolved over time into a popular cultural expression.
The dance involves energetic movements, often performed by a group of dancers. Bhangra incorporates a combination of rhythmic steps, jumps, and gestures that reflect the lively and celebratory nature of the music. The dance is often accompanied by traditional musical instruments such as the dhol (a type of drum), tumbi (a single-stringed instrument), and other percussion instruments.
Bhangra has gained international popularity and is often performed at various cultural events, weddings, and festivals around the world. It has also been integrated into contemporary music and dance genres, blending traditional elements with modern influences.