Nov 29, 2014

Bardo Chham, a folk dance of Sherdukpens of Arunachal Pradesh



Did you know  Bardo Chham is a folk dance of Sherdukpens, a small community of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. 
Bardo Chham depicts the victory of good over evil. 
The dance has an interesting background. According to the local beliefs, forces - both good and evil, rule mankind. The folks believe that in one year, twelve different types of stupid things, representing evil forces, appear each month and get together. The sherdukpens mask themselves representing the different animals and dance to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals as an act of fighting the evil forces.

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