- Francesca Tarocco
Musical traditions associated with Buddhist culture and practices found in South, South-east and East Asian countries, and in other communities worldwide.
The International Buddhist Directory (1985) estimates that there are about six hundred million Buddhists around the world. The biggest communities are found in Asia (Sri Lanka, Myanmar (Burma) Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China, Tibet, Japan, Mongolia, Bhutan, Nepal, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Central Asian Republics, India and Bangladesh). In Europe and North America there are communities of Buddhist Asian emigrants as well as Western practitioners of Buddhism....