Showtime in Bhutan | The Caravan

  • Date:November, 2012

The Caravan, September 2011

Druk Superstar, Bhutan’s Idol-esque talent show, is a celebration of the old and an opportunity for the modern and upwardly mobile.

It’s just 20 minutes to showtime. The studio is a hive of activity; at one end makeup artists attend to the drooping quiffs of the handful of middle-aged men sitting behind a semi-circular desk. At the other, stagehands pull at the lighting rig to make sure it is all directed squarely at the stage. On either side sit the contestants, nervously fidgeting as they await their turn, for on live television there is no room for mistakes.

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