Musical Instruments of Nepal

Musical Instruments of Nepal


Trumpets, drums, and various flutes and cymbals are traditional products in Nepal. So far, they have not been important as an export item, but scope for large-scale exports exist if production can be geared to suit the demand. Despite the contemporary pervasiveness of western music, Nepali music hangs constantly in the air, whether it is the plaintive notes of a flute or the gentle twang of the four stringed saringhi. Although the gaines, traditional professional musicians, are a dying breed they can still be heard. The folk music of rural Nepal still has a strong following and the gaines are often as much storytellers as musicians. The damas are modern professional musicians, all drawn from the tailor caste, who form the backbone of wedding bands.

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