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Cho Dance

Cho, a general term for dance in Tibetan, is a self-entertainment collective activity that men and women, holding hands in an arc, perform while singing in antiphonal style. The number of participants may reach two or three hundred. The lyrics have extensive content. Some carry forward the religion, some sing of their hometown, some express love, and some teach people to respect elders. A tune, especially for a dance, is at first slow and then fast, and ends with the adagiettos. Generally, the dance is in harmony with the rhythm of the song sung, without the accompaniment of musical instruments. The adagiettos of the Cho mainly consists of singing in the pastoral area, while the allegretto part has a fast rhythm associated with tucking and jumping movements (1995)

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