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TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM BHUTAN

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by Paco Pablo Peramo Álvarez on 9 March 2011

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TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM BHUTAN Introduction Very enclosed country.
People don't know it as much as other countries.
Very interesting culture - many folk genres.
The reason why we've chosen this country is because we want to let it know. History Bhuddist country since VIIth century.
For 9 centuries, it was a very enclosed country-a very big number of its inhabbitants were monks.
XVIIth century : India conquered Bhutan. They introduced their culture.
Bhutanese culture: a combination of Indian and Bhuddist culture.
Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal- Bhuddist governor: introduced the music.
Since then, folk music in Bhutan didn't have any progress until the 80's. From VIIIth-1980's Dzhongs were the only place where monks played music.
The only cultural sites. Styles Rigsar Dominant type of music in Bhutan.
This style is proper of all Bhutan.
Dates back to the late 1960's.
First appeared in a Bollywood film-Zhendi Migo.
Instruments: Dranyen, Rigsar Dranyen, Keyboard. Zhungdra Associated to the central valleys.
Long vocal notes, simple instrumental melody.
Lyrics: often speak about life in Bhutan. Example: Yak hepsherd.
Dates back to the 17th century. Böedra Associated to Tibet- people from this country introduced this music.
Complex structure, accompanied by drums.
Religious music (Bhuddism)
Dates back to the 18th century. Where can you hear it? Dzhongs Despite development, still cultural center.
Usually games or contests wich involve dancing or singing (chams). 17th December-
National Day Bhutanese people celebrate the country's independence.
People go to Changlimethang National Stadium, where lots of processions are performed.
Lots of traditional dances and singing. Streets and little groups Instruments Dramyen Long-necked lute
No sound hole, six tunin pegs.
Used in rigsar. Rigsar Zhungdra Bödra Lingm Bhutanese flute.
Low note. Chewang Bhutanese dulcimer.
Stringed instrument. Chiwang Fiddle
Long necked.
Sound: similar to our fiddle.
Played on the waist. Clothes and Chams Gho for men Kira for women Masks (Dragon) Joempa Legso Performed during the beginning of a special occasion to welcome the guest(s) of honor and to bring good luck. Zhungdra Performed by women is the oldest traditional Bhutanese song and dance
Offering to the gods. Masked dance and was first performed in Eastern Bhutan.
Male dancers in which the performers wear different colour silk robes and wooden hand crafted animal masks. Drametse Nga Percussion Rim Nga Pchewang Female dancers.
Each dancer carries with her the Chewang Layab Performed by nomadic tribes living in the high altitudes of Western Bhutan.
Costumes for the dance are hand woven from Yaks hair and bamboo hats. Rachu (scarf) Famous singers Jigme Drukpa Dasho Thinley Nowi Shemkar Shemgi Choelu Thanks For Watching :) Paco Peramo
Adrián Pareja CHAMS
Bhutanese word for DANCE.
No pairs.
Never mixed- male or female.
Strange and colourful suits. Bamboo
flute Higher sound than ligm.
North-East Valleys.
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