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Typical folk songs sung by group during festivals of winter.

Reasons for selection

This folk culture needs preservation.

Area where performed

Mountain region of far west Nepal

Essential elements of the performing art

Music, Dance

Detailed explanation

Paisaru is a typical festival song of western Nepal. In some places it is sung by male and female in duet style while in other it is sung by males only, also in duet style. This song is accompanied by dances and is performed on festivals of winter starting from Maghe Sankrati which falls around January 15th. It is also performed in other festivals. Paisaru is performed only by male in Dang District, while male-female version is performed further west in Doti and Darchula.

Publication and textual documentation

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Audio documentation

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Visual documentation

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Institution/organisation involved in preservation and promotion

does not exist

Data provider

Kumar Basnet
Sanskritik Samrakshyan Parishad
Address: Music Nepal Building, Anamnagar, Post Box No.1115, Kathmandu, Nepal