Artists of the Ghudka tribe from Odisha reach Raipur
Raipur (thestates.news)| The nomadic tribe of Odisha, the ‘Ghudka’ tribe, will participate for the first time in the National Tribal Dance Festival starting on November 1 at the Science College ground in Raipur. They will perform the ‘Ghubukudu’ dance form with traditional musical instruments made of wood and leather.
In the ‘Ghabukudu’ dance, about 22 artists dressed up in their traditional costumes and perform dance along with singing Ghudka songs. The Ghudka, a musical instrument made of wood and leather, is used in this dance form. Both men and women can participate. Ms. Reema Bagh, the leader of the dance crew, told that women who dance have to wear ‘kapta’ (saree), ‘bhathariya’ and ‘badariya’ in their hands, ‘paisamali’ around their neck, ‘nagmori’ in their arms. Similarly, men especially wear a ‘Langot'(dhoti) and a cap made of palm leaves on the head. She told that the Ghudka tribe is a nomadic tribe, they perform this dance form during wandering outside the forest area and showcase their dance form to the general public. This tribe is completely dependent on forest resources for food and other needs. They have deep faith in their traditional deities.