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Dhol Jageero da…Amritsar girls done it …


Dhol Jageero da…Amritsar girls done it …
Rashmi Talwar

 

 

AMRITSAR MARCH 2009—-

With Punjabi girls taking to playing the traditional “dhol”, yet another male bastion seems to have crumbled !

Apart from “dhol”, girls in Amritsar are increasingly taking on to other traditional folk instruments of Punjab which were hitherto played exclusively by men.

Balancing a heavy “dhol”, beating the “tili and daaga” (playing sticks) in perfect synchronisation with “bhangra” is not an easy task, says 18-year-old Niti Mahajan, one of the girls who has ventured into this field. Continue reading

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