Subject: Social Studies
The culture of Nepal is rich and unique. Nepal is a country where art, culture, and religion lie at the heart of its people. The culture heritage of Nepal has evolved over the centuries. All society has its own history and traditions. Traditions and cultures are the outcomes of the continuous process of civilization. Traditional songs, dances, music, arts, folklores, tales, proverbs, beliefs and legends are some units of folk culture.
There are various cultural groups in Nepal with their own long history and traditions. They are the ornaments of Nepal. Nepal is rich in unique cultural groups.
Folk dances are the dances developed by groups of people that reflect the traditional life of the people. A traditional dance of a particular people or areas is called folk dance. Folk dance is performed according to the folk music. It is the dance of people who belong to ‘primitive’ and ancient traditions. Nepal is rich in different folk dances. Different types of folk dances are performed here.
Some of the Folk Dance of Nepal
Folk music includes traditional music. It is the music transmitted orally. It is the music with unknown composers. Folk music is learned through hearing rather than the reading of words or music. Folk music is often associated with activities or life cycle rituals, work, games and folk religions. Folk music is of different types. Some folk music is songs of festivals. Those songs and dances are performed traditionally by different Nepalese communities. They are typical Nepali music.
Folk musical instruments are made of traditional skills and available local materials. Most of them are made of skin, bamboo, wood etc. These instruments are of three types. Along with folk dance and music, various musical instruments are also played in different festivals, jatras and ceremonies of Nepal. A brief introduction of musical instruments played are listed below:
Likewise, there are different folk musical instruments found in Nepal.
Define folk culture.
The culture of Nepal is rich and unique.Traditional songs, dances, music, art, folklore, tales, proverbs, beliefs and legends are some units of folk culture. It is passed from generation to generation.
Mention some folk dances of Nepal.
Folk dances are the dances developed by groups of people that reflect the traditional life of the people. A traditional dance of a particular people or areas is called a folk dance. Some folk dances of Nepal are listed below:
Tamang Selo is usually performed by the Tamangs. This dance is performed beating a damphu a solo or in a group. This dance is also known as damphu-natch. In Tamang language, this dance is call tam-syaba.
This dance is generally performed by Chhetris, Brahmins, Gurungs and Magars. The Chhetris and Brahmins perform Chutki to the rhythmic beats of Khaijadi.
This is the dance of Limbus. Young boys and girls hold each other and control each other from side to side and swing their feet in the beat of Chyabrung.
Juhari or Dohori
This dance is also known as gambling or dual dance. This dance is performed in a group during festivals and fairs and in rodhighar.
Maruni is one of the most loved dances in Nepal. A male dancer disguises as women. He wears the long frock-like dress.
Mention any three types of folk musical instruments. What kinds of musical instruments are these?
Three types of folk musical instruments are listed below:
Madal is one of the most popular musical instruments of the Nepalese community. This musical instrument was played first by Magar community. Later on, it gained popularity throughout the country.
Sarangi is the traditional musical instrument of Gandarva community of Kaski district. Sarangi is made of the khiri wood. There are four wires and played by rubbing on the wire.
Flute is made by making a hole in a small peace of bamboo. Flute is also practiced throughout the country. Bansuri or Murali is played by blowing air with our mouth.
These are the traditional musical instruments.
Make a list of various folk songs that you have listened.
Write some typical Nepali folk dances that are prevalent in our Nepalese society ?
Some of typical Nepali folk dances that are prevalent in our Nepalese society are Maruni, Kaura, Balan, Gharu, Khyali, Tamang selo, Lakhe Naach, Deuda etc
Mention some of the folk musical instruments of Nepal ?
Some of the folk musical Instruments of Nepal are :
Define Folk Musical Instruments ?
Folk Musical Instruments are those instruments which are accompanied by the traditional folk songs sung during various occasions.
Mention some of the folk Music of Nepal that are songs of Prayer ?
The folk Music of Nepal are :
Define a folk dance ?
A folk dance is a special dance usually belonging to the peasant and rural community that depicts the daily life, sufferings, social, cultural and religious aspects of peasants, simple or quaint people who are usually illiterate.
What do you mean by folk music ?
Folk music is a traditional and generally rural music that originally was passed down through families or small social groups.
What do you mean by folk culture?
Folk culture refers to unifying expressive components of everyday life as enacted by localized, tradition-bound people.
Mention some of the folk dances of Nepal.
Some of the folk dances of Nepal are as follows:
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