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Music of Bhutan has traditional genres such as zhungdra and boedra [1], and a modern genre called rigsar. Bhutanese musicians include Jigme Drukpa, who is also a leading Bhutanese musicologist. The Zhungdra is a traditional genre of Bhutanese music. ... The Boedra is a traditional genre of Bhutanese music. ... Rigsar is a music genre,the dominant type of popular music of Bhutan. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Musicology is reasoned discourse concerning music (Greek: μουσικη = music and λογος = word or reason). In other words: the whole body of systematized knowledge about music which results from the application of a scientific method of investigation or research, or of philosophical speculation and rational systematization to the facts, the processes and the...

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Classical and folk music

Bhutan was first united in the 17th century, during the reign of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1652); the same period saw a great blossoming of folk music and dance (cham). Instruments dating to this time include the yangchin (dulcimer), lim (flute), dranyen (lute) and pi-wang (fiddle). (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651) was the founder of Bhutan. ... Events February 27 - Henry IV is crowned King of France at Rheims. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... Cham can mean the following: a Jewish variant spelling of Ham a people living in Northern Greece of Albanian descent, also spelled as Çam: see Cham Albanians. ... Dulcimer is the name given to two types of stringed musical instrument: The Appalachian dulcimer, a three-course, fretted, plucked instrument which is also referred to as a mountain dulcimer or just a dulcimer, and The Hammered dulcimer, which is a hammer-struck, trapezoid-shaped zither The instruments are quite... The Flute (Ger. ... The lute is a plucked string instrument with a fretted neck and a deep round back. ... The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a fifth apart. ...


The influence of Drukpa Buddhism and Buddhist music on Bhutanese culture is important. Many folk songs and chanting styles are derived from Drukpa music [2]. The Drukpa is a major sect within the Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism. ... Buddhism is a religion and philosophy focusing on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived in the 5th century BCE. Buddhism spread throughout the ancient Indian sub-continent in the five centuries following his death, and propagated into Central, Southeast, and East Asia over the next two... Buddhist music is music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art. ...


Folk instruments

  • chiwang
  • dramnyen: similar to a large, three-stringed rebec [3].

The rebec (sometimes rebeck, and originally various other spellings) is a bowed string musical instrument. ...

Popular music

Bhutanese popular music history began with the Bhutan Broadcasting Service, which was followed by the band Tashi Nyencha, who established the first recording studio in Thimphu in 1991. Prior to this period, Bhutanese people primarily listened to filmi and other kinds of Indian pop music. Rigsar is the dominant style of Bhutanese popular music, dand dates back to the late 1960s [4]. The first major music star was Shera Lhendup, whose career began after the 1981 hit "Nga khatsa jo si lam kha lu". The Bhutan Broadcasting Service is the national radio and television service in Bhutan. ... Location of Thimphu dzongkhag within Bhutan Thimphu (ཐིམ་ཕུ་) is the capital of Bhutan, and also the name of the surrounding valley and dzongkhag. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Filmi is Indian popular music as written and performed for Indian cinema. ... Indian pop music, sometimes known as Indipop or Hindi pop is pop music of India. ... Rigsar is a music genre,the dominant type of popular music of Bhutan. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By the end of the 1980s, rigsar was no longer so popular, until the founding of the Norling Drayang recording label. Since Norling, popular Bhutanese music has primarily been the rigsar genre, a fusion of elements from Western pop, Indian and Tibetan music. The best-selling album in Bhutanese history was New Waves (1996) by Suresh Moktan, who later denounced rigsar and his own album after studying Indian classical music [5]. Other rigsar musicians include Neten Dorji. Rigsar is a music genre,the dominant type of popular music of Bhutan. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Tibet is a region of China, culturally very distinct from the rest of China. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The origins of Indian classical music, the classical music of India, can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Hindu tradition, the Vedas. ... Neten Dorji currently works as a sound engineer with the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBS). ...


Unlike many countries, Bhutanese folk music is almost never used in popular music. Folk Music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the common people. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ...


The traditional dranyen, a kind of folk guitar, has been updated into the rigsar dranyen for use in popular music. The rigsar dranyen has 15 strings, two bridges and an extra set of tuning keys [6].


Music institutions

There is a Bhutanese Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA).


List of musicians

  • Nguldrup Dorji
  • Neten Dorji
  • Suresh Moktan
  • Norling Drayang.
  • Tsang Pai Lu Yang
  • Tashi Nyencha
  • Shera Lhendup
  • Kenzang Norbu
  • Rinchen

Neten Dorji currently works as a sound engineer with the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBS). ...

References

January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Rigsar Music Vs. Traditional Music
  2. ^ Sounds of the Thunder Dragon
  3. ^ From Ngesem Ngesem to Khu Khu Khu... Rigsar music woos local music fans
  4. ^ From Ngesem Ngesem to Khu Khu Khu... Rigsar music woos local music fans
  5. ^ Bhutanese music industry develops unhealthy trends
  6. ^ Traditional Bhutanese guitar
South Asian music

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The influence of Drukpa Buddhism and Buddhist music on Bhutanese culture is important.
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