Folk dancers from Rajasthan wow visitors at Doha Trade Fair

 04 Jan 2013 - 4:25


Visitors at the fair. Salim Matramkot

DOHA: Folk dancers from Rajasthan in India attracted visitors at Doha Trade Fair yesterday. Wearing colourful embroidered and mirror-worked clothes and balancing pitches on their heads, the dancers changed the mood of the fair into a celebration. 

They performed Bhaval and Chari Nerthi dances to the beat of their traditional drums and melody in front of many Qatari and expatriate visitors to the fair. 

“This is the first time I’m seeing this dance, it’s amazing how they balance the pots,” said a young Qatari girl among the audience. 

Performers from the Kamla Sallunath Spera and Party is an entertainment group and on their first visit to Qatar. They will perform thrice a day during the 10-day fair being held at the Doha International Exhibition Centre. 

“This is the first visit to Qatar, and we enjoy performing here,” said Rajurana Nagada, drummer of the group. 

Explaining about dance items, he said: “Bhaval is an important dance form originated in Rajasthan. We perform this dance at every place we go.” 

Mamtha Safeera and Luxmi Safeera, dancers of the group, have been performing since their childhood as also other members of their group. 

Before coming to Qatar, Kamla Sallunath Spera and Party performed in Romania, Dubai, Hungary and Paris, to name a few.

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A Rajasthani folk dancer entertains visitors at the Doha Trade Fair at the Doha International Exhibition Centre yesterday.