Folk songs are mostly
sung by Bihari amateurs all over the state. The folk dance tradition
in Bihar has three distinct streams. One of them is the folk dances
of Videha, the present Mithila which is mainly rooted in the songs
of poets, the second stream is those of the Adivasis which are closer
to nature, social institutions and rituals.
The third stream relates to the Chhau dance of Seraikella and other regions of south Bihar. Music and dance play a pivotal role in the life of the tribal communities.
Most of them have well-organised institutions for providing training
in these arts to young men and women.