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Published on 08 Oct 2011 | over 5 years ago

Dhol (Drum) is a popular rhythm instrument liked very much by all peoples of Pakistan. Dhol is beaten at happy celebrations like marriages, at play ground, during Kabaddi, Kushti between phelwans (wrestlers), even in political processions during election, on occasion of inauguration of new thing etc. Beater of this dhol are professionally from generation to generation (called in local language mayrasi). They are expert in beating dhol and public during beating the dhol dance (ghumar, ludhi, etc.). In video the most expert all through Pakistan, then Punjab, then Mianwali, then Mochh have been shown performing dhol beating on the occasion of a marriage. Ahmed father of Iqbal & Ameer Nawaz was an excellent performer of beating dhol, top on the Pakistan # 1 list, declared by the public but who is not with us in this world, since he has been passed away but he taught his both sons who the beating dhol. It is said that when they are beating dhol man became so excited that they could not prevent from ghumar (dance) and similarly the ghumar of Mochh's young is # 1 and it is traditionally prevail in this area and when dhol is beating in front of people during marriage then in a circle young, elders, children perform ghumer which is so much enjoyable that at least 4 to 8 hours continued with small interval and people are amused very much while watching ghumer on the beat of dhol in Mochh area of district Mianwali of province Punjab of Pakistan. Dress of mayrasi are also very attractive with puag on head, and shlwar or manjhala, and kurta. In this video, team consist on Mumtaz and his brother Ameer Nawaz, Iqbal, are on drum (Dhol) and Chandi & Aslam are blowing pipe in local language called sherna or shanai is most popular organ in subcontinent. During dhol beating young people dance in front of gathering in a circle called ghumar.

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