Traditional Music & Dance

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The Kainari and Kainara Dance(Shan)

The Kainari and Kainara duet bird dance is performed on auspicious occasions such as eating the new crop festivals and festivals marking the beginning and end of Buddhist lent.The Kainari and Kainara dance is performed to the accompaniment of music made by drums, and gongs. Kainari and Kainara bird dance never fails to delight Shan audiences. The duet dance of the couple amidst woods and forests attempts to imitate a bird's movements, hence its name.