The Sound of Today. The Music of Tibet.
March 10th is an important anniversary and a day of resistance that we cannot afford to forget. On March 10th, 1959, the people of Tibet rose up and shouted “no” … Continue reading
Hey everybody! Sorry for the lull, it’s been a crazy month. I was on the road in a few Indian states, and elsewhere too. I missed you! I missed blogging … Continue reading
In honour of Tibet’s great lamas, and in light of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama‘s recent 77th birthday, Dolma has released a special track and video. The song, entitled … Continue reading
“Yurel Lemo,” the third track on Dolma’s new album, was an accident. She hadn’t planned to record it. But when she hit the studio, inspiration hit too. Stumbling across this … Continue reading
“Tsering Tsomo” — the second song on Dolma’s new album Flowers of the Grassland — is what’s known as a bashey. In Tibetan, ‘shey’ (གཞས) means ‘song,’ and ‘ba’ is short … Continue reading
Changshés — literally, ‘beer songs’ — are important in the music and culture of Tibet, and have a long history. Tibetans have brewed and drunk chang, an alcoholic beverage made … Continue reading
Tibet has a rich musical heritage. It’s difficult actually to get a handle on all the different song styles of the Land of Snow. There are the Nangma-Toeshay songs, dance … Continue reading