Artists of The Dancing Silhouette perform a Bollywood dance during the ‘Diwali: Lights of India Festival’ at Seattle Center Armory in Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

Lavani is a genre of music popular in Maharashtra, India. Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particularly performed to the beats of Dholki, a percussion instrument. Lavani is noted for its powerful rhythm. Lavani has contributed substantially to the development of Marathi folk theatre. In Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh and North Karnataka, it is performed by the female performers wearing nine-yard long sarees. The songs are sung in a quick tempo.

The Diwali event was jointly organized by Seattle Center Festál and Vedic Cultural Center – International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Washington (Sammamish).

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