Newa music

Newa Music

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Description:
Newa Music, also spelled Newar Music, is a traditional music developed in Nepal by the Newars. It mainly consists of percussion instruments, some wind instruments and no string instruments.

Instruments

The instruments can be categorized as:
  • Membranophones: Dhimay, Paschima, Khin, Kwonchakhin, Damakhin, Dhaa, Nayekhin, Dholak, Nagara, Kal dab dab
    • Chordophones: Piwancha, Sarangi
      • Aerophones: Bansuri, Baye, Mwaali, Ponga, Kaahan
        • Idiophones: Taa, Babhu, Chhusyaa, Kaynpin, Bhusyaa

          Traditional music

          The traditional Newar music have been arranged into a particular schedule . One of the dominant forms of traditional Newar music is 'Dapha'. Dapha music is a classical newar music that probably originated during late 'Lichhavi Period' and flourished in the 'Malla period'. Basically, the songs of Dapha music are devotional songs based on classical ragas. Dapha music is played by bands known as 'Dapha Khalah' that may be associated with a traditional groups called 'guthi'. According to the ragas certain songs are played at certain season or time of day. The songs generally narrate or depict the mood of the particular season.



          Besides these, there are certain pieces played at particular time of day.

          Secular/Pop Music

          Apart from traditional Newa music, there......
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