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Nepal - Final tribute #19

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 19 November 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** Series - Nepal - Final tribute ***

Drummers, Bhaktapur

Old Newar traditions remain in Bhaktapur. During festivals both older and younger men take part in processional drumming (dhimay drums and cymbals) in the narrow streets and squares of Bhaktapur.

"At festival time, a master-drummer leads nine different drums (navabaja). These are played , in a three-hour sequence of contrasting drum solos, accompanied by the shawms of the Jugi tailor musicians and interspersed with dapha songs.

Processional music of the farmers, bricklayers and potters is played during civic and family rituals. Among all the instrumental ensembles of Bhaktapur, only one single genre of processional music of the farmers (dhimaybaja) is still really popular among young men; one reason may be that they can attract the attention of the girls while playing their drums."

(Extract: Kathmandu University, Dept. of Music)

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Alimohammad from Yazd, Iran

a nice ceremony

19 Nov 2015 6:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
such beautiful angle, composition, DOF, colors, lights & shadows!
A M A Z I N G !!!!

19 Nov 2015 8:52am

Devi from Chennai, India

Nice capture of this scene....

19 Nov 2015 9:36am

mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

What sheerful, What a nice colors and I was there also in 2012.

19 Nov 2015 10:12am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

19 Nov 2015 12:43pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice tribute!!
Have a nice day.

19 Nov 2015 6:29pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

A street band what fun.

19 Nov 2015 11:52pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe mais il manque cette jpie sur meur visage

20 Nov 2015 3:39pm

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