Another joyous dance called Jabro is prevalent in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Chang Thang area situated at a very high altitude. The people who live in this area are mostly nomads. Their main source of livelihood is livestock, such as yak, sheep, and goat. Jabro is very popular among these people. It has now become popular in other parts of Ladakh. Both men and women participate in the dance. It begins with a slower tempo which goes on increasing. Jabro is danced for hours, especially in silvery moonlit nights. The musical accompaniment is provided by Damnyan, a stringed instrument much like the Rabab.
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