Introduction to the Lambadi of Andhra Pradesh:
Lambadi is a special kind of dance of Andhra Pradesh. In this form of dance, mainly the female dancers dance in tune with the male drummers to offer homage to their Lord for a good harvest. At Anupu Village near Nagarjunakonda, Lambadi dance originated. They are actually semi-nomadic tribes who are gradually moving towards civilization and decency. This dance is mainly restricted among the females and rarely the males participate in Lambadi Dance. Lambadi is a special kind of Folk Dance which involves participation by tribal women who bedeck themselves in colorful costumes and jewelry.
Description of the Lambadi Dance:
Mostly the Senegalese and Banjaras take part in the Lambadi Dance. They are the semi nomadic tribes of Andhra Pradesh. During the dance, the women dancers wear saree in a Rajasthani style. They also wear various jewelries all over heir body. The saree of the Lambadi Dancers are decorated with mirrors and sequin. Ivory bangles and ornaments are a part and parcel of the Lambadi Dance. Since Lambadi is a dance of the females, it is neither vigorous nor erotic.