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Dhamail Song



April 13, 2024

  • Dhamail song was very popular among people of East Bengal or Bangladeshi origin, especially in sylheties?
  • Now with time this song and dance form is diminishing and losing its popularity due to next generation creativity types and technology advancements.
  • This song is extremely popular as a marriage ceremony song similar to sangeet and also popular in every auspicious occasions.
  • It’s a popular flok song and dance form which originated in Barak valley, sylhet district of Bangladesh.
  • Dhamail song is still popular and underrated in these states: West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura.
  • Radha Raman Dutta (1833 to 1915) was an famous sylheti folk music composer and poet who is considered as the father of Sylheti Dhamail Gaan (Song) Form.
  • Dhamail songs are similar to musical chairs and are performed by a group of ladies. The songs are first sung by a female leader, and then the other females join the chorus.
  • The lyrics mainly relate to lord Krishna and Radha.
  • All ladies wearing saree in Bengali styles during performing.
  • All the ladies move in a circle, clapping their hands to the beat of the music.
  • Dhamail is performed during all occasion including marriage and it’s vary from occasion to occasion or festival to festival or rituals to rituals.
  • There have different dhamail song in marriage, annaprasan, Dol purnima.
  • Dhamail is a fully instrument-less song, apart from handclaps. Sometimes karatal and mridanga are used in this song.