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Nepali Musician : In this image you can see a young Nepali dholak player,playing his Bhailo and Deusi Re tunes on the occasion of Deepawali.It is part of the Nepali tradition to sing Bhailo and Deusi Re in groups on the evening of Deepawali.

Some tidbits about Bhailo and Deusi Re songs :

Bhailo and Deusi Re are traditional songs that are sung during the festival of light Dipavali and also called "Tihar" in Nepal.Children and teenagers sing the songs and dance as they go to various homes in their community, collecting money, sweets, food and giving blessings for prosperity. Bhailo is generally sung by girls, while Deusi is sung by boys. At the end of these songs, the woman of the house serve food and give money to these deusi/bhailo singers and dancers. In return, the Deusi/Bhailo team gives blessings for high income and prosperity.

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Additional Photos by Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2013 W: 2 N: 4091] (16163)
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