Staff Reporter :
tribal folk arts and dialect development academy led the Tuesday online-aired Gamak cultural series, where Malwi swaraj songs by Ramchandra Gangoliya and team, Ujjain and Matki dances by Soni Malviya and team, Rajgarh were the center of attraction of the program. The performances also went live on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of the academy. The programme witnessed a blasting euphonious start with the presentation of Ramchandra Gangoliya and team, who voiced the Malwi renditions of the patriotic songs “ Bhai re mhara Bharat”, and then continued the musical spree with some devotional songs such as “Chal Chal mhara chakra” and put the performance to rest with the final symphony “Dhire aan de re zara”.
The program was furthered with Soni Malviya and team’s mesmerizing portrayal of the Matki dances. They commenced their performance with Matki dances, while paying obeisances to the gods and goddesses. Following this, the traditional Matki folk dance was presented in the forms Aada, Khada, Rajwadi, Kaharwa, Matki and Phundi. Matki is the popular traditional dance form of Malwa, which is performed on various festivals and happy occasions. The actual meaning of Matki is derived from the hindi word for pot. The tradition of Matki dance has been lasting for centuries in the district areas of Malwa. The Ustad Alauddin Khan Music and Arts academy will head the Wednesday Gamak program, under which the Bundeli drama “Dwij Katha” will be staged, under the direction of Punit V. Trivedi. The drama will go live on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of the academy.