Dance : Kunbis,
the earliest settlers of Goa, are a sturdy tribal community mostly
settled in Salcete taluka, who though converted to Christianity, still
retains the most ancient folk tradition of the land.
Their songs and dance
belonging to the pre-Portuguese era are uniquely social and not
The fast and elegant
dance by a group of Kunbi women dancers, wearing traditional yet very
simple dresses, lends a colourful touch to this ethnic art form.
An example of a Kunbi
song: "The coy bride is filling the pitcher in the ankle-deep water of
the rivulet and the fish (called) Thigur is winking at her."
Other Folk Art Forms of Goa:
Dashavatara | Dekhni
| Dhalo | Dhangar |
Fugdi |Ghodemodni |
Goff | Kunbi |
Mando | Muslam
Khel |Ranmale | Samayi Dance |
Veerbhadra | Other Folk Dances )
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