(ZIZ News) — Asian Punjabi Folk Dance Club performed in concert at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s Auditorium this past weekend.
The concert, organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations saw a number of Kittitians and persons from the Indian community engaged in the various performances of song and dance which depicted the lifestyle, culture, and society of Northern India.
The Asian Punjabi Folk Dance group performed dances including Bhangra -a celebratory folk dance representing the coming of spring, Jhumar, which is a living demonstration of happiness, and Luddi – a dance performed to celebrate victory.
Also on the programme were Punjabi folk song selections and a folk orchestra which included the playing of traditional instruments like the tumbi, algoza, dhol and flute.
Asian Punjabi Folk Dance Club has performed all over the world over the last 25 years in Europe, New Zealand, the Middle East and many other countries.
This was the group’s first time performing in the Caribbean region.
The Asian Northern Punjabi Folk Dance Club is a registered dance group is made up of 12 male and female members.
The goal of The Asian Northern Punjabi Folk Dance Club is to preserve and share the tradition of Northern Punjabi dance and music with the world and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich communities at home and abroad.
Professor at Windsor University, Dr. Bikram Saroya chaired the event.