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bhan·gra

 (bŭng′grä′)
n.
1. A Punjabi dance music traditionally performed during harvest festivals and weddings, characterized by the beating of a large, two-headed drum.
2. A popular style of music combining traditional bhangra drumming with modern Western instruments and rhythms.

[Punjabi bhāngṛā.]

bhangra

(ˈbæŋɡrə)
n
(Pop Music) a type of Asian pop music that combines elements of traditional Punjabi music with Western pop
[C20: from Hindi]

bhangra

A musical style that developed among Britain’s large Asian population and has its roots in the traditional music of the Punjab region of India.
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