PANCHAI BAJA

HD | Duration : 26′ | NEPAL | 2011

In Nepal, the Damai are a social group of musicians and tailors. They settled in this country in the 14th century, fleeing the Muslim invasions of northern India. Their traditional orchestral ensemble is called panchai baja; it is now found only in the smaller towns and rural areas of Nepal. Damai traditional music is sought for its good auspices at major family events. More