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Offering Songs, Festive Songs, Processional Songs mGar-gLu, Khro-Glu, Phebsnga: Tashi Tsering's Music: Gyalmo Kusum, 'Queen Kusum'

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Blumenthal, Katey 


A song about a historical Princess of Lo who intermarries with a Ladakhi Prince, who brought an entourage of the original Emeda musicians to Lo. The thanga used during festivals in the town square is from Ladakh, brought by the Ladakhi Prince in this intermarriage. 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.


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Loba, Mustang, Kali Gandaki, Tibetan Folk Music, Mon

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World Oral Literature Project

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