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A performer in the changing rooms of the Dongba Palace, where a nightly show for tourists illustrates an important aspect of Nakhi (Naxi) culture. Dongba religion is a form of shamanism, and a Dongba shaman is a witch doctor, scholar, craftsman and artist, charged with disseminating Dongba culture. There are now very few Dongba shamans, as many of the younger generation have no interest in following this tradition.