Fugdi

Fugdi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fugdi is a Goan folk dance performed by the women in the Konkan region during Hindu religious festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and Vrata or towards the end of other dances like Dhalo.Fugdi is an art form that can be traced to the primeval cultural traditions of Goa. It is performed during various religious and social occasions. Fugdi is generally performed during the month of Bhaadrapada, an occasion for the women to take a temporary break from their normal, monotonous schedule.The women sing and dance while enacting varied formations - in a circle or in rows. Usually women in the villages dance Fugdi in circles and women in forest settlements formulate rows. The dance starts with invocation to Hindu Gods. The pace is slow in the beginning, but soon attains a fast pace, reaching climax. No percussion support is provided. At the maximum pace, the dancers match the rhythm by blowing air through the mouth that sounds like "FOO." Hence the name Foogdi or Fugdi.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Polic
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136282194
  • 9786136282190