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Archery Song-Dance

The Bhutanese men and women perform dances during archery. The men perform dances when one of their team mates hit the target or when they are about to shoot. The dance before shooting is simple and brief accompanied by a chanting which boasts one's skills and prowess. The dance by men when a team mate hits the target is a dance of celebration. This dance is normally performed in group. The women dance to encourage and boost the moral of the men of one's team or village. They dance briskly with loud songs to distract the player of the opposing team.

  • མདའ་འཆམ་མདའ་གླུ། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Archery Song-Dance (English, Latin script, Translation)
    • > mda' 'cham mda' glu (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > da cham da lu (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
Subject ID: S7858