The Jhamta dance of Madhya Pradesh is performed both by tribal and non-tribal communities. It is danced only by male dancers and presented at any festival or happy occasions. The dance is performed in four phases and each phase is characterized by its pattern of stepping and torso movements. The dancers sing while dancing. The songs are called Jhamta-siring. The percussion music of Dhol, Dholak, a smaller two-face drum, Timki, bowl shaped drum, Banshi, the bamboo flute and Jhanj, the cymbals accompany the dance.
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