Music from India

The Wish, Monpa song by Ms. Karmu from Koplitang

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:26

  • Cultures

    Monpa

  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 47

  • Recording date

    2001-11-18

  • Recording locations

    In open air, in front of the inspection bungalow in Zemithang, Zemithang circle, Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Performance occasion

    Late afternoon

  • Performers

    Ms Karmu (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Ms. Karmu, a young singer from the Himalayan village Koplitang sings a Monpa song, where she declared the wish to become a Buddhist nun. She sings to the background sound of a small stream. The singer belongs to the Monpa tribe and sings in the Tibeto-Burman language Monpa.

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