What? A traditional Indian folk music and dance.
Where? Punjab (India)
Tempo - Fast - 140 - 180bpm
Chaal Rhythm (dotted)
Male vocals / narrow range / in Punjabi.
Shouts of “hoi” from backing singers.
Tumbi or Sitar - Traditional string instruments
Dhol drum (double headed) playing the chaal.
Originally a male dance / energetic steps and actions. A group dance with acrobatic stunts.
Venue / Location -
Taditionally to celebrate the harvest in the punjab.
Today at a Celebration.
AoS3 Bhangra - Traded Tips
Tempo - 4/4 (12/8) Medium / Fast, consistent tempo.
Rhythm - Chaal Rhythm. (Triplet Feel: dum-di, dum-di, dum-di, dum-di)
Articulation - Strong accents on first beat of bar.
Dynamics - Loud.
Expression - Exciting. Dramatic!
Devices - Shouts of Hoi! Loops, samples and digital effects.
Texture - Melody and accompaniment (instruments support vocal melody).
Instruments - Tumbi (stringed instrument), Dhol drums.
Pitch - High pitch male vocals over limited range of notes.
Structure - Verse / Chorus