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Ghanesh Maragh Oral History Interview

Ghanesh Maragh, a hospitality and entertainment professional, discusses his families' origin in India, his faith as a Hindu, and his craft as one of the remaining Nachaniya dancers - a folk dance brought from North India to Jamaica.

In this slideshow, you will see:
Ghanesh Maragh performing a North Indian/Bhojpuri region Nachaniya dance in the traditional "dancer frock" and wearing ghungroos (bells) on his ankles. The frock was passed down to him from his Uncle in Jamaica and this is how he began performing the dance.

Family, Religion, Arts

Duration: 01:06:46

Date: April 24, 2022
Subject(s): Ghanesh Maragh
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Michael Henry
Contributor: Ghanesh Maragh
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Collection: Michael Henry Fellowship Project
Donor: Ghanesh Maragh
Item History: 2022-06-15 (created); 2022-06-28 (modified)

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