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Arbogan
04-23-2015, 07:54 PM
I had this idea after watching this mighty impressive dance from panjshir:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wu88ICSAds


Another form of communal dancing that left an impression on me, is that of local sufis in chechenya(called dhikr, which is a form of alternative prayer within islam, a form of bodily prayer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pAb7DMILYI

Contrast it to the ghaderi sufi community kordestan, iran, which leaves it's own impressions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArVmCJc_4c0

surbakhunWeesste
04-24-2015, 07:58 AM
Qarsak is more than the video you posted. Its clapping of hands and singing along. The video below has one typical Qarsak style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ioG5pXASMA

The Barnacle
04-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Qarsak is more than the video you posted. Its clapping of hands and singing along. The video below has one typical Qarsak style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ioG5pXASMA

Where's Rukha? He should be good at this LOOOOOL

Is it filmed in panjsher? Why are the other girls wearing those kinda clothes?

Arbogan
04-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Qarsak is more than the video you posted. Its clapping of hands and singing along. The video below has one typical Qarsak style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ioG5pXASMA

I was initially interested at how unusually martial it is(I've never seen a dance involving firing guns before). I'm not familiar with Afghan regional cultures. So by all means elaborate, I'm interested in how kandhari music would differ from tajiki qarsak music. I have an interest in all peoples cultural/spiritual expressions. They reflect on the uniquely different milieus and sentiments of all the worlds populations.

surbakhunWeesste
04-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Where's Rukha? He should be good at this LOOOOOL

Is it filmed in panjsher? Why are the other girls wearing those kinda clothes?

The singer lives in Sydney! and I heard rumors that the song was filmed there and that some women in the video were of SA in origin. I think they are wearing Indian Salwaar kameez.
On a side note I remembered Valy's Panjshir berawem. So the video was shot somewhere in Europe likely Germany and people couldn't believe how beautiful the backdrop was :P Its even more beautiful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muUr7BZb8Y

Rukha is in some kind of hiding, I guess.



I was initially interested at how unusually martial it is(I've never seen a dance involving firing guns before). I'm not familiar with Afghan regional cultures. So by all means elaborate, I'm interested in how kandhari music would differ tajiki qarsak music. I have an interest in all peoples cultural/spiritual expressions. They reflect on the uniquely different milieus and sentiments of all the worlds populations.

There aren't much articles on ethno/regional-music scene of Afghanistan. You will have to do extensive research or talk to more Afghans who will tell you more of they know ofc.

The Maori Haka.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI851yJUQQw

The Barnacle
04-24-2015, 09:14 PM
The singer lives in Sydney! and I heard rumors that the song was filmed there and that some women in the video were of SA in origin. I think they are wearing Indian Salwaar kameez.
On a side note I remembered Valy's Panjshir berawem. So the video was shot somewhere in Europe likely Germany and people couldn't believe how beautiful the backdrop was :P Its even more beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muUr7BZb8Y

Rukha is in some kind of hiding, I guess.




There aren't much articles on ethno/regional-music scene of Afghanistan. You will have to do extensive research or talk to more Afghans who will tell you more of they know ofc.

Wait I thought valys song was filmed in panjsher!?? It is no? Germany is not that beautiful pfffff come on Bachesh. Oh and yeah those ladies deffo did not look afghan I though so lol. I'll post some badass Attan dances later on.

Arbogan
04-24-2015, 10:53 PM
Balinese kecak chant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkxuPxdsZ58

cherooke war dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSTD2MTjIZ8

khaleeji arab "raqs al saif" (sword dance)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ6CRRGbvF8



In general all ethnic/cultural/spiritual dances are welcome

jesus
04-24-2015, 11:44 PM
Abadan, Iran.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFPZnQMpluE

MikeWhalen
04-25-2015, 01:21 AM
Arbogan-this is a fun idea for a thread, thanks\

I was very surprised by the sound in the first video you posted as it sounds very much like the Irish tin flute-I tried to find a good example of it being played to some traditional Irish dance but had no luck
in looking for the above clip, I did run into a few others that I thought some might like

the Highland sword dance-the sword and scabbord are crossed and the dancer has to travel to each 'quarter' formed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kcRvvbrxA

The east Coast of Canada is well known for having a heavy Celtic British Isles heritage and came up with their own unique brand of Canadian Celtic song and dance...the lady playing is a well known and big artist...the dancers are obviously amateurs and while do a decent job, don't show the real liveliness you get when folks would have a party like this in their house every other day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKccXHUAKKI



finally, this is a shortened clip of a very well known modern Irish dance number that does give you a good feel for Celtic music and dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u0nUU126Hc

Mike




Zahra-I enjoyed the Haka you included, and while I'm not a big soccer fan, I know the New Zealand elite 'All blacks' team has often won their match before the first minute of play by intimidating the team they are playing against by doing a fierce version of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3QbH_i2VU

Rukha
04-25-2015, 02:56 AM
^This is the flute being played in the first video- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ney


I had this idea after watching this mighty impressive dance from panjshir:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wu88ICSAds



That's tofang-bazi which is also prevalent in Panjsher, not Qarsak. Here is an example of Qarsak.
https://youtu.be/kmhbyygKkaA?t=848

and you can read about those customs here (articles in Farsi).

http://payamqalam.blogfa.com/post-159.aspx
http://talaab.blogfa.com/post-15.aspx

soulblighter
04-25-2015, 04:19 AM
Going with the general martial theme here. There are hundreds of other dance forms in India.
Kalaripayattu from Kerala

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_K-BahYCiY
Only recently has this become a dance for promotional purposes. It is originally a
martial art (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DCmcw5nynmQ) form.


Gurkha Khukri dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuaB3lnJ00


Naga dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU2BC85BTkg

MikeWhalen
04-25-2015, 04:20 AM
Thanks Ruhka
here is the Irish/Celtic 'tin whistle flute' that I thought it sounded like

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_whistle

Mike

Arbogan
04-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Thanks Ruhka
here is the Irish/Celtic 'tin whistle flute' that I thought it sounded like

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_whistle

Mike
Apparently the similarly pitched ney, is present in baloochistan aswell. From south eastern iran into south central asia where the flute takes on a higher pitch.

take balooch and kalash music for example.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmdJB1lo4VI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wc3jeeEOPg

contrasted to the irish tin flute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8pzlK3ZCYI

and the the west-asian ney(which is very typical of west-asian music in general. It has this staid , almost grieving tune to it):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz6_cnpa8cY



the Highland sword dance-the sword and scabbord are crossed and the dancer has to travel to each 'quarter' formed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kcRvvbrxA
One detail that isn't directly visible is that theyre dancing around swords.




finally, this is a shortened clip of a very well known modern Irish dance number that does give you a good feel for Celtic music and dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u0nUU126Hc
It's very well coordinated and energetic. Celtic folk dances seem very heavy on rythmic movement of the calves, knees and legs. It's an impressive performance. One mistep and it could lead to atleast an ankle twist. The male solo dance in the end, reminds me of caucasian lezginka:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry67AnEklVM

Mamluk
04-27-2015, 01:30 AM
^You beat me to it. I wanted to post Lezginka/Kabardinka videos. Lezginka is very energetic and vigorous, and appears more popular in the central and eastern Caucasus. Kabardinka is slower and more graceful, and is from the NW Caucasus. I first saw these types of dances in Amman, where there are descendants of exiled Circassians (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapsugs) and Chechens.

When I listed the dances that I enjoy watching, they coincidentally all come from the regions surrounding the Black Sea.

-Kabardinka & Lezginka (Caucasus)
-Horon (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horon_(dance)) (Black Sea coast of Turkey, of Pontic Greek origin) and Kolbastı (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolbastı) (Trabzon, 20th century)
-various Balkan dances (influenced by Greek and Slavic traditions)

Here is a quick documentary about Circassian dance and culture being kept alive in Jordan:


http://youtu.be/c0K_U_Wzp_Q


http://youtu.be/dh3gb3UUPQI

Mamluk
04-27-2015, 01:49 AM
Freestyle Lezginka:


http://youtu.be/32wkmETEejM

Mamluk
04-27-2015, 02:00 AM
And a couple of Serbian folk dances, the basic style of which is common throughout the eastern Mediterranean countries.


http://youtu.be/7zKeCI11bqU


http://youtu.be/ZFDBQdSok18

drobbah
02-23-2016, 10:11 PM
Hadhraami South Yemen Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jos6F76lupQ

Somaliland Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J_MK2go6zA

Awale
02-25-2016, 09:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZzEqg14Fs0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuA6DM1rAr8

Shared this Hadrami video ages ago at the "what are you listening to" thread. :lol:

drobbah
02-26-2016, 08:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZzEqg14Fs0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuA6DM1rAr8

Shared this Hadrami video ages ago at the "what are you listening to" thread. :lol:

Niiko is Southern Somali(reer konfuur) dance,I presume? I heard that dance was borrowed from the Swahili coast and I've also seen Khaaliji coastal peoples do it aswell

Awale
02-26-2016, 09:55 AM
Niiko is Southern Somali(reer konfuur) dance,I presume? I heard that dance was borrowed from the Swahili coast and I've also seen Khaaliji coastal peoples do it aswell

It wasn't borrowed from the Swahili coast exactly (As in not from "Swahilis" exactly) but from the Bantu folk in Somalia itself, at least that's the narrative I've always heard and read. It's definitely a popular dance among them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZPhjh7PQk8) for one.