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bhangra

[bahng-gruh] /ˈbɑŋ grə/
noun
1.
a type of popular dance music combining Punjabi folk traditions with Western pop music, fusing traditional drum-based music with elements of reggae, ragga, hip-hop, rock, soul, and dance.
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British Dictionary definitions for bhangra

bhangra

/ˈbæŋɡrə/
noun
1.
a type of Asian pop music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western pop
Word Origin
C20: from Hindi
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Encyclopedia Article for bhangra

most popular folk dance of the Punjab (India and Pakistan), performed on all festive occasions, particularly at sowing and harvest celebrations. The brightly dressed villagers dance vigorously in a large circle, accompanied by powerful drumming and also by clapping and singing

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