Offering Songs, Festive Songs, Processional Songs mGar-gLu, Khro-Glu, Phebsnga: Tashi Tsering's Music: Ngari Nga rang gi song, 'Appreciation for the town'
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Blumenthal, K. (2013). Offering Songs, Festive Songs, Processional Songs mGar-gLu, Khro-Glu, Phebsnga: Tashi Tsering's Music: Ngari Nga rang gi song, 'Appreciation for the town' [Audio file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244454
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This song is figuratively about “rangma so tang”, a golden fly. It expresses appreciation for the town “ngari dzonkhar”, and about outsiders trying to enter such a place. Primarily a collection of folk and religious offering songs sung by a specialised class of folk singers (Emeda) in Lo. Most of these songs are sung by Tashi Tsering, the last remaining Emeda singer in Lo. In many of these songs, he accompanies himself with the nha, a pair of large kettledrums played with wooden mallets. Other 'khro glu are sung by women in Lo Monthang, Yandol, Pema Dolkar, and Khang Lhamo.
Loba, Mustang, Kali Gandaki, Tibetan Folk Music, Mon
Lo Monthang, Mustang, Nepal
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