The majority of music performed in Bhutan today is still traditional, accompanying Buddhist rituals and/or celebrating the King, though in the early 1990s the newly opened Bhutan Broadcasting Service began to play music called rigsar that fused Western, Nepali and Indian sounds. Rigsar has slowly given way to other forms of Bhutanese pop and even rock. (Watch groundbreaking Bhutanese rock band “Who’s Your Daddy?” performing an all-too-familiar cover at a music festival in India). Speaking of familiar, even Bhutan even has “Bhutan Star.”

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