I was fortunate enough to see the Madia-Gond tribal students of Lok Biradari Prakalp school in Hemalkasa perform Assamese tribal dances.
Lok Biradari Prakalp (People’s Brotherhood Project), a project started by late Baba Amte was adopted by his youngest son, Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte (recipients of Maysaysay Award – 2008) for the welfare of Maharashtra’s Madia-Gond tribal people in Maharashtra’s remote Gadchiroli district.
The two videos below show students performing Assam’s famous bamboo dance.
The dance looks deceptively easy. Even holding the bamboo stick is no joke. I tried holding the bamboo stick at one end for a minute or so and my arms were hurting!
For more information on the Lok Biradari Prakalp project, see my Report on Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa.
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