Music Video: “The Call” By Sherten

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a music video titled “The Call” by Sherten, one of the biggest pop stars in Tibet today.

Sherten (full name: Sherab Tenzin) is from Golok in Amdo and was previously translated by High Peaks Pure Earth in 2010 when his song “The Sound of Unity” became very popular amongst Tibetans both inside and outside Tibet.

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Album Cover of “Protecting Mother Grassland” by Sherten (2011)

The song “The Call” is taken from Sherten’s album “Protecting Mother Grassland” that came out in October 2011 and the video can be found on Chinese video hosting sites such as Youku. Both the song and the album have an environmental message, as is evident from the song lyrics of “The Call” as well as the images in the video. Sherten’s call goes out to his friends, he appeals to them addressing them as “Arok”. The song also goes on to comment on Tibetan religion, culture and language.

This is music video number 37 translated by High Peaks Pure Earth since the music video series started almost a year ago. Be sure to go back and watch our other videos using this link: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/music-from-tibet/

Below are the subtitled music video and translated lyrics of “The Call”:

“The Call” By Sherten from HPeaks on Vimeo.

“The Call”
Lyrics: Jamyang Lodroe
Composed and Sung by Sherten

 

The long flows of the Machu and Drichu rivers
The flow of my vital blood
The ranges of snow mountains and grasslands
The meaningful life-support of this earth

Arok! Arok!
Don’t poison the rivers as the lakes will dry out
Don’t destroy the mountains as the earth will collapse

The vast treasure of the dharma and culture
The priceless preciousness of this world
The pure characteristics of the language
The lifeline of a nation to live or die

Arok! Arok!
Don’t lose the dharma and culture as the jewels will diminish
Don’t forget the language as the nation will decline

Arok! Arok!
Don’t lose dharma and culture as the jewels will diminish
Don’t forget the language as the nation will decline
Don’t forget the language as the nation will decline

[Translation by High Peaks Pure Earth]

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