Music of Tibet

The music of Tibet reflects the cultural heritage of the trans-Himalayan region, centered in Tibet but also known wherever ethnic Tibetan groups are found in Nepal, Bhutan, India and further abroad. First and foremost Tibetan music is religious music, reflecting the profound influence of Tibetan Buddhism on the culture.

Monks playing dungchen, Tibetan long trumpets, from the roof of the Medical College, Lhasa, 1938
Street musician playing a dramyin, Shigatse, Tibet, 1993

The new-age 'singing bowl' music marketed in the West as 'Tibetan music' is of 1970s US origin.


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