Music of Jharkhand

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A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735 (Rajasthan)
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Jharkhand's music tradition consists of various tribal forms and is known for its diversity. Among the more popular is jhumar which is always accompanied by dance.


Jharkhandi Tribals are very fond of dance and music. There are about 64 seasonal dance forms and numerous ragas in Oraon tribe itself. It is as such that the raga in which song is sung cannot be repeated after a week or so. In major tribes, dance is performed in Akhra and nobody in the community can dance solo.