Music from India

Hard Work, Monpa song

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    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), Mr Rinchen Tashi (singer, male), Mr Lham Tsering (singer, male), Mr Thutan Sherap (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Killius, Rolf

  • Description

    Four young male singers a dramnyan lute player from the Himalayan village Thrillam perform a Monpa dance song. The song describes the strains of the long agricultural year working the barren fields in the mountains. Note that the main occupation of the musician and singers is farming. The lead singer and dramnyan player is Mr Jambey Lotey (d) Other singers are Rinchen Tashi, Lham Tsering, and Thutan Sherap

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