Jhyamta

Name: Jhyamta.
Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Metallophones > Cymbals >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.142
Area:
Country: Nepal.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The jhyamta [in Nepali: झ्याम्टा phonetic: Jhyāmṭā] are a pair of cymbals that are payed by the Kirat community.  The jhyamta is usually accompanied by the dhol in performance. This pair of cymbals is usually played in the cultural festivals of Sakela, Chyabrung, Udhauli, Ubhauli and other social functions.

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