This page is dedicated to H.H. Dalai Lama who has supported and encouraged
the preservation of the Tibetan Performing Arts in exile.
The instruments most often used in Tibetan music are the dranyen (lute), lingbu (bamboo flute), pi-wang (a two-stringed fiddle) and the yang chin (hammer dulcimer).
Lhamo performances are accompanied by a large handled drum (rnga) and a pair of cymbals (sbub) which give the beat for the dance interludes.
The special music for Court dance (gar) is played on the kettle-drums, damma and the double-reed shawms, suna.
(More information on musical instruments will be added to this page at a later date.)