Bihu and Jhumur dance – perfect examples depicting Assamese culture

The recent success of the Assamese "Bihu Dance" has delighted the Tea Tribes of Assam to recognise their traditional "Jhumur Dance".

Assam, India: The recent success of the Assamese “Bihu Dance” has delighted the Tea Tribes of Assam to recognise their traditional “Jhumur Dance”.

To the great delight of the Tea Tribes, the Bihu Dance was given official recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records on April 13.

The Jhumur Dance and the Bihu Dance are frequently performed together at social and cultural gatherings since they are both essential to Assamese culture. Ranjeeta Nayak, a Jhumur Dance performer from the upper Assamese area of Tinsukia, expressed her joy at the Bihu Dance’s breaking of the world record. “Both dances are integral to Assamese society as a whole, and the Guinness Book of World Records’ recognition of the Bihu Dance fills us with tremendous satisfaction,” she said.

Bihu Dance

The Assamese Bihu Dance recently broke several world records, much to the delight of the local population. On April 13, around 11,304 Bihu dancers and drummers performed at the Sarsujai Stadium in Guwahati, setting two Guinness Book of World Records for “largest Bihu performance in a single venue” and “largest Bihu performance.” The 15-minute event started at about 5:30 and went on for that long.

It’s interesting to note that the majority of artists in the state are skilled in both Jhumur and Bihu dances, and they frequently perform both back-to-back. This knowledge was provided by college students and Jhumur Dance performer – Ranjeeta.

The communities of the upper Assamese Tea Tribes have a large impact on the state’s politics, business, culture, and society. Beginning in 1821, the East India Company imported these populations as indentured servants from the modern-day states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh.

Jhumur Dance

Jhumur is an Adivasi custom that features both male and female performances, according to folk musician Rangeela Nayak. Bansuri, Nagara, Dhol, Mandar, and other instruments play in the background as the dance is performed.

Folk dances from Assam’s cultural environment include the Bihu, Bagurumba, Bhortal, and Ojapali dances. Muslim, Indo-Aryan, Rabha, Bodo, Dimasa, Karbi, Missing, Sonowal, Kachari, Mismi, and Tiwa (Lalung) are among the ethnic groups that call the state their home. Together, these civilisations produce a distinctive Assamese culture.

The most well-known of these dances, Bihu, unites people from all throughout Assam.

George Henry

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