bhan·gra (bŭngʹgrä') n.
1. A Punjabi dance music traditionally performed during harvest festivals and weddings, characterized by the beating of a large, two-headed drum.
2. A popular style of music combining traditional bhangra drumming with modern Western instruments and rhythms.
  [Punjabi bhāngṛā.]

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      most popular folk dance of the Punjab (India and Pakistan), performed on all festive occasions, particularly at sowing and harvest celebrations. The brightly dressed villagers dance vigorously in a large circle, accompanied by powerful drumming and also by clapping and singing.

      Dancers in pairs give spontaneous solo displays that include virile jumps and even acrobatics. Though at one time danced primarily by men, it is now performed by the entire community.

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