Sunday, July 22, 2007

Punjabi Wedding



The sound of a drum was resonating through Civic Center on Saturday from the Larkin Street side of the plaza.



Nearby there was a horse being walked in circles by its trainer...



...which had brought a bridegroom to the Northern Indian (Punjabi) ritual dance of two families about to be joined.



The young man in black above was singing exuberantly...



...over the beat of the black-turbaned drummer...



...while various family members would gather in the middle of the circle...



...and dance...



...as they applauded each other.



The event looked spectacularly fun...



...and they hadn't even gotten to the bride and the wedding yet.

4 comments:

Matty Boy said...

Bollywood movies where a mass of people in brightly colored costumes break into dance for no apparent reason make so much more sense now. Thanks, sfmike!

Heidi said...

There is a new baby girl in our family! Tsering was born on Sunday morning, 8 1/2 pounds calm and beautiful. A happy Buddha baby. I was glad to have Harry Potter to read in the waiting room.

peace,
Heidi

AlbGlinka said...

These are beautiful photos Mike. You have a way of getting right in there, without it seeming intrusive. Cheers, Grove

AJF said...

What albglinka said.