Music from India

The Lama, Monpa song

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  • Shelf mark

    RK DAT 34

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  • Recording locations

    Thrillam village, Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh

  • Performance occasion

    Early evening

  • Performers

    Jambey Lotey (lead singer, male, dramnyan lute), Ms Karmu (singer, female), Mr Rinchen Tashi (singer, male), Ms Tsering Yangzo (singer, female), Mr Lham Tsering (singer, male), Ms Dondup Tsomy (singer, female), Mr Thutan Sherap (singer, male), Mr Ngrup Tsering (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Eight young singers and a dramnyan lute player from the Himalayan village Thrillam perform a piece, where the singers express the wish to become a Buddhist Lama. The song is 'accompanied' by crickets. The lead singer and dramnyan player is Mr Jambey Lotey (d) Other singers are Ms Karmu, Mr Rinchen Tashi, Ms Tsering Yangzo, Mr Lham Tsering, Ms Dondup Tsomy, Mr Thutan Sherap, and Mr Ngrup Tsering. The artists belong to the Monpa tribe and sing in the Tibeto-Burman language Monpa.

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