Dandiya Raas and Garba are both traditional folk dances form from Gujarat, India. Dandiya Raas is a type of traditional Gujarati dance where pairs of dancers hold a short stick in each hand and strike one another’s sticks in time to the music. Traditionally, ceremonies with both dances are held twice at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. The Garba Celebrations at UWI grow significantly every year and are now among the largest in the country.
Check out some highlights from last weekend’s Garba and Dandiya Raas that was held at the JFK Auditorium by the UWI Hindu Society during the Navratri festival.