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Attan

Originally danced by Pashtuns during weddings and war times, Attan is now the national dance of Afghanistan. It is usually performed by 50 to 100 dancers wearing red scarves in the air while musicians play the drums and the pipes in slow to fast tempo. Dancers form a circle and clap their hands during a specific beat. As the beat progresses from slow to gradually speedy, the number of claps increases and the movement of dancers become faster. They extend their arms into the air and they stretch and extend their legs, too as a common Attan routine

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