Guoxie is a transliteration in Tibetan, Guo meaning a circle, Xie a dance. Prevailing in rural area in Lhokha, Guoxie is a kind of song and dance with a long history, which people in the countryside are used to amusing themselves with. Most rural people, the old and young alike, could dance Guoxie a lot in such an environment.
Lyrics of Guoxie covers a wide range and falls into nine categories: on mountains, on sacred places, on hometown, on animals, on plants, on history and distinguished persons, on weather, on customs and conventions, and on love. Guoxie has both eulogistic songs and antiphonal songs. When it comes to eulogistic songs, all the participants will stay benign and solemn.
To dance Guoxie, one should march three steps and stamp one with hands waving from side to side, then step two forward and stamp one with hands swinging forth and back, th