Saraiki Jhumar

Saraiki Jhumar

Jhumar or Jhomaar is a lively form of music and dance that originated in D.G khan and surrounded Saraiki areas. Jhumar means Swaying, and it is a slower and more rhythmic form. The Jhumar is a dance of ecstasy. Jhumar is performed at the wedding ceremony usually. It is the living demonstration of happiness, the dance is mostly performed by Balochi and the people of southern and central Punjab. The emphasis of Jhumar is recreating the gaits of animals and birds. the movement of animals, the ploughing of the field, the sowing of seeds and harvesting are shown in the original progression. The dance is performed in a circle to the tune of emotional songs.