Tribal Haat (Phase I) (Ended)



Newari People being the historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley had a lot to offer in terms of cultural heritage, music, food, and dance performances. 

Newari Dhapa music and dance:

Dhapa music is a Newari artform that heavily features cultural musical performances. It is Nepal’s oldest surviving devotional artform from the 17th century. 


The Limbus are the second-largest tribe of the indigenous Kiranti people, who inhabit northern India, primarily in the states of Sikkim, West Bengal, and Assam, and Nepal’s easternmost portion of the Himalayan range east of the Arun River. 

Limbu folk song genres Palam and Khayal:

These are folk songs sung by the Limbu community. These genres feature casual duets between male and female singers.

Limbu Spiritual song Hakpare:

Hakpare is a spiritual song sung only by women.

Limbu traditional instrument Chyabrung:

Chyabrung is a traditional drum of the Limbu Community. It is a hollow oblong wooden drum.


The term “Gandharba” in Nepal designates a particular ethnic and professional group. Traditional associations of the Gandharbas, also known as Gandarbhas or Gandharvas, include music, amusement, and folk art. They have a distinctive cultural background and are renowned for their musical prowess, especially while playing the “sarangi,” a traditional string instrument from Nepal.

In the past, Gandharbas were frequently itinerant minstrels and musicians who performed at various festivals and festivities while moving from village to village. They were crucial in maintaining and promoting Nepal’s traditional music and cultural heritage.

Nepal Magar Sangh

Nepal Magar Sangh refers to a group or association that speaks for the Magar population in Nepal. One of Nepal’s native ethnic groups, the Magars has a distinctive cultural and historical legacy.


One of the Magar community’s most well-known traditional dances is the maruni. During Nepal’s Tihar celebration, also known as Deepawali or the celebration of Lights, is frequently performed by Magar women. Maruni dancers perform beautiful, rhythmic movements while donning vibrant costumes to the sounds of local music.

Another traditional Magar dance that is frequently performed at festivals and other social gatherings is the sorathi. Dancers form a circle while holding hands and doing circular, vivacious moves. The Magar melody of yore is played as the dance is performed.

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pork Hub, Jhamsikhel

Tribal Haat (Phase I)

Tribal Haat aims to create a space for folk artists who have a passion for continuingthe threatened music of their community. It aims to showcase diverse muscal performers, traditions and instruments, from the Gandharvas known as the bearers of Nepali folk music to the Chyabrung drum of the Limbus, and the Kauda dance of the Magars. The social event will be a joyous hub for the original and authentic sounds of Nepal.

Nepal Magar Sangh
  • Date : February 24, 2023
  • Time : 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Asia/Kathmandu)
  • Venue : Pork hub, Jhamsikhel


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