bhangra

bhangra

[bahng-gruh]
noun
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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bhangra (ˈbæŋɡrə)
 
n
a type of Asian pop music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western pop
 
[C20: from Hindi]

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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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