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A Song by Khoten: “Your Happiness and My Suffering”

Source: High Peaks Pure Earth Continuing with the High Peaks Pure Earth weekly music video series, today’s translation of “Your Happiness and My Suffering” by Khoten was kindly submitted by Tenzin Dickyi and Dhondup Tashi Rekjong. The music video of this live performance first started appearing online around February 2011. Khoten, whose real name is Tenpa, … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Tibetan Songs

Source: Merapsarpa Journal By Kalsang Wangdu Blue Lake One cold winter day in 1984, on the far edge of the Tibetan plateau that gives way to the lowland of Mainland China, a Tibetan composer sat by a piano in his office. The audience that day was composed of three Tibetan women in their early twenties, … Continue reading

Street Songs of Tibet

Source: Samtsul: Tibet Through My Eyes Singing has always been one of our favourite sources of recreation and entertainment. My Pala tells me, in Tibet one could overhear people singing while working in the fields, fetching water and even while doing minor household chores. Most of the singing was spontaneous and in promptu; people would … Continue reading

‘Thank you Communist Party of China’

Source: Burning Tibet As a kid growing up in Tibet under China, the first song that I learned was The East Is Red. It was one of the most popular ‘red songs’ praising Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (the CCP). This was adapted — like most Communist propaganda songs — from a traditional … Continue reading

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