One of the most abundant tribes of West Bengal, India, - The Santals are known for their Traditional Dance forms with instruments like Dhamsa and Madol (Two types of drums). In this picture the man is playing a Madol and the women are dancing with the rhythm. The monotonous rhythmic form is considered to be a musical signature of the tribe.
The photo was shot at a social forest near Santiniketan - the abode of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
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samson (2142) 2017-03-14 7:09
Interesting to see the ladies dancing with pots of plants over their heads. I suppose that they cannot shake their heads too much.
Thanks for sharing. First time we learned of the new tribe of Santals.
CLODO (35950) 2017-03-15 0:10
I like your low POV which enhances the people against the trees and sky, the position of the drummer facing the dancing girls, the bold colors of their dress. It should be hard to dance with a pot on the head!
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