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The Utah Punjabi Arts Academy is a local academy that preserves, promotes and performs the Punjabi cultural arts. They teach the folk dances and drum rhythms from the Punjab state of North India.  They offer Bhangra, Gidha, and Dhol classes. Bhangra is a high energy dance for all ages and for both men and women. Gidha is a playful and graceful dance primarily done by women. The Dhol is the lively drum that is played at all the celebrations.


This video was supported through a grant from the Utah Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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The Salt Lake City Arts Council is a division of Salt Lake City Corporation in the Department of Economic Development and also maintains a nonprofit corporation, the Salt Lake City Arts Council Foundation with 501(c)(3) status.

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