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Dohori Song

Dohori (Nepali:दोहोरि) is a type of Nepali Folk song usually sung by two teams of men and women. It is in the form of question and answer where a team sings a question and the opponent replies through an equally lyrical impromptu couplet and vice versa. The term Dohori, means 'back and forth' and refers to the exchange of lyrical phrases between the contesting singers.[1] The song production is collaborative and involves many individuals.[2]

Like all Nepali Folk Songs Dohori originated in the rural areas of Nepal and now is sung in both rural and urban settlements alike and is quiet popular amongst the Nepali speaking diaspora in the UK, US, and Bahrain.[3] The men and women sit on opposite sides and the goal is to keep improvising until one team runs out of witty answers. The Dohori is said to have stretched to seven days and nights during the past.[2]

See also

Music of Nepal

References

  1. ^ "Nepal Home Page » American Student – Anna Stirr Sings Nepali Dohori songs". Nepal Home Page. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  2. ^ a b "Dohori song in the "New Nepal": the Nepali dohori song embodies the political and social changes of "New Nepal" as the genre struggles in a shift from traditional love song to commercialized music. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "Mediating the migrant experience: dukha, viraha, and nostalgia in Nepali Lok Dohori songs – Annual Conference". annualconference.soscbaha.org. Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-05.