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Tradition of Dre-kar Performance on Special Occasions: Tibetan New Year

Lobsang Samten, Artistic Director of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala explains that the auspicious Drekar performance is widely performed on New Year as well as at enthronements and weddings. Since this year, February 19, happens to be the first day of Tibetan Wood-Sheep year, the program includes two versions of Drekar performance, one by TIPA and another during a local drekar function in Nepal.