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The Drametse Nga Cham in Chhukha Tsechu

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Resource #: 67839 (URL for reference)

  • The stag Dance or the Shazam Cham Dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

Keywords: Cham, Chhukha, Chukha Dzong, people, Tsechu


by Dawa Tshering

In honour of Padmasambhava, a Buddhist guru, Drametse Ngacham was performed and the culture of Drametse cummunity. The tradition got popular and performed all across the country Dancers dressed in monastic robes and with wooden mask real and mythical animals flat drum and the nga chen, a drum beaten with a bended drumstick.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Dawa Tshering

Photograph Date: 31/Oct/2014

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