Music from Tibet

Music Video: “Tears of Blood” by Tsultrim Gyaltsen

Music Video: “Tears of Blood” by Tsultrim Gyaltsen

0 by / on 08/05/2013, 18:38 / in Comment, Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song by Tsultrim Gyaltsen titled “Tears of Blood”. The music video relays the hardship faced by Tibetan graduates in finding employment and competing in the job market. The song has been online since April 2012 and can be found on YouTube as well as featured on popular Tibetan blogs. Matters related to Tibetan education […]

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Music Video from Tibet: “Unhealed Wound” By Dolma Tsering

Music Video from Tibet: “Unhealed Wound” By Dolma Tsering

0 by / on 01/05/2013, 16:07 / in Music, Music from Tibet

After last week’s gap, the Wednesday Tibetan music video series continues today! High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a music video titled “Unhealed Wound”, written and performed by Dolma Tsering. The music video has been circulating on the internet since April 2012. “Unhealed Wound” stands out for its politically bold lyrics that directly address China. The imagery in the music video […]

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Music Video: “This Is How It Is” By Chakdor

Music Video: “This Is How It Is” By Chakdor

3 by / on 17/04/2013, 18:38 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a music video titled “This Is How It Is” by Chakdor. The music video has been circulating on the internet since January 2013 and several music videos featuring Chakdor can be found on this YouTube page. It is unclear where the music video has come from and there is also very little information available […]

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Music Video from Kham: “Hold Onto The Ancestral Land”

Music Video from Kham: “Hold Onto The Ancestral Land”

4 by / on 10/04/2013, 23:26 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song called “Hold Onto the Ancestral Land” performed by six young singers all from Kham, eastern Tibet. The singers are Dawoe, Ugyen Tenzin, Yeshe Senge, Tenzin, Dakpa Gyaltsen and Tringyal. “Hold Onto the Ancestral Land” is an extraordinary and powerful song with bold lyrics. It is unclear from the video exactly when it was recorded and where but […]

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The Tibetan “Beat It”: “This is Tibet” By Sonam Palden

The Tibetan “Beat It”: “This is Tibet” By Sonam Palden

5 by / on 03/04/2013, 15:40 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a fun song titled “This is Tibet” by Sonam Palden that started life as just an audio track on January 1, 2011, before an accompanying music video emerged online recently. This track is a cover version of the classic song “Beat It” by Michael Jackson and the video even emulates Michael Jackson’s video with […]

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A Song by Dolma Kyap: “Homeland”

A Song by Dolma Kyap: “Homeland”

3 by / on 27/03/2013, 21:40 / in Music, Music from Tibet

As a follow-up to the music video for “Gangchenpa”, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated another modern classic Tibetan song by Dolma Kyap called “Homeland” (Phayul) from 2009. As previously noted, Dolma Kyap is a popular and well-respected singer from Amdo, known for his strong voice and integrity. In 2009, Dolma Kyap released an album titled “Tsampa Homeland”, recorded entirely in […]

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“Tibetan Soul” by Tsewang Lhamo and “Potala” by Kadrak Trayang

“Tibetan Soul” by Tsewang Lhamo and “Potala” by Kadrak Trayang

2 by / on 14/03/2013, 18:03 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two songs by popular female Tibetan singers from Kham, “Tibetan Soul” by Tsewang Lhamo and “Potala” by Kadak Trayang. Since the last music video on High Peaks Pure Earth two weeks ago, both International Women’s Day, falling annually on March 8, and Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day, falling annually on March 12, have passed. Noting that […]

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A Song by Dolma Kyap: “Gangchenpa”

A Song by Dolma Kyap: “Gangchenpa”

5 by / on 27/02/2013, 17:51 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth felt inspired after the “RESPECT” rap video to translate “Gangchenpa” by Dolma Kyap, the contemporary classic song that was sampled on the RESPECT track. Dolma Kyap is a very popular and well-respected singer from Amdo, known for his strong voice and integrity. He has become so renowned for this song that he is popularly known as […]

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“The Lord Across the Distant Land”: A Song by Detained Singer Sherab

“The Lord Across the Distant Land”: A Song by Detained Singer Sherab

1 by / on 20/02/2013, 17:16 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song from 2009 by detained singer and actor Sherab called “The Lord Across the Distant Land”. Sherab, also known as Sogtruk Sherab, was detained on September 20, 2012. According to this report by Radio Free Asia from September 21, 2012: Sogtruk Sherab was taken into custody early Thursday by police in Yulgan (in Chinese, […]

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To the Cast and Crew of “Tibet’s Secret”: Tibetan Rappers Demand RESPECT

To the Cast and Crew of “Tibet’s Secret”: Tibetan Rappers Demand RESPECT

6 by / on 13/02/2013, 12:46 / in Music, Music from Tibet

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a bold new rap song called “RESPECT” by young Tibetans who call themselves “Sheep Droppings”. The weekly music video series here on High Peaks Pure Earth started last year in November but this week the style of music is markedly different from previous videos, it is also the first in the series in Chinese language. […]

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