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Bhutan is unique, and so are the ways of life that have existed there for generations. Historically, the people of Bhutan have shared a distinctive oral culture, creating remarkable songs and dances to observe their most important rituals, to celebrate and socialize, and to express and transmit core knowledge, experiences and values.
Yet with the recent influx of development, globalization, and technology, Bhutan is on the cusp of dramatic change. While change may be inevitable, the loss of essential heritage does not need to be. For example, Aum Sedy, 84 years old, is the only singer who retains perfect knowledge of the Tangsebji version of the zheym, a song dating from the 17th century performed only by women.  It is imperative that we act quickly to preserve this heritage. We need your help now - please sponsor one of our upcoming projects.
The Music of Bhutan Research Centre is a registered charity and is leading efforts to comprehensively research, archive, and support the uniquely beautiful vital music and dance traditions of Bhutan.  
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MBRC Bhutan

The Music of Bhutan Research Centre (MBRC) was founded in 2008 by renowned musician Kheng Sonam Dorji to document, preserve, and promote the traditional music of Bhutan. Under Sonam’s leadership, MBRC aims to break new ground by professionally researching, recording and archiving the many musical traditions of the country’s diverse regional, linguistic and ethnic groups, and by documenting the finest living master musicians in performance and interviews.

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