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Folk Lok

The Future of Dāphā

Triratna Manandhar

Though Dāphā music has been carried forward as a culture by the Newa indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley, Dāphā songs are not only sung in Newa language. Some songs are in old Maithali, while words from Sanskrit are also used in Dāphā songs.

Folk Lok

Dāphā Calling: Revitalizing our music heritage

Book Bus Nepal

The U.S. Embassy's Book Bus is working with Tahnani Dāphā Khalah to host a three day discussion series on Newar music traditions through its Folk Lok program.

Histories from Home

Reminiscences: Histories From Home

Book Bus Nepal

Stories are political for they shape and delimit. Reminiscences: Histories from Home asks who gets to tell our stories and who decides on their significance? Will the stories we tell, be the same as the ones we heard?

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