Music Video: "Khata" By Kelsang Yonten

2013 12 11 Khata Kelsang Yonten
High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a music video by Tibetan singer Kelsang Yonten titled “Khata”. Khata is the Tibetan word for a ceremonial silk scarf, used for special occasions. Although the title in Tibetan uses the honourific term jaldar, we have used the more well-known word khata.
Kelsang Yonten is a Tibetan singer from Kham and especially popular amongst Tibetans in Tibet and India. This song “Khata” can be found on video-hosting sites such as YouTube and was posted online in early 2012. Kelsang Yonten was one of three singers from Kham (including Choegon) who recorded a cover of Sherten’s “The Sound of Unity” last year.
This is music video number 40 translated by High Peaks Pure Earth since the Wednesday music video series started over a year ago. We’re taking a one month break from music videos but will be back in 2014 on January 15. In the meantime, do go back and watch our other videos using this link: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/music-from-tibet/
For those of you wondering how to fill up the time until January 15, check out our list of recommended reading for the holidays!

Below are the subtitled music video and translated lyrics of “Khata”.

“Khata” By Kelsang Yonten from HPeaks on Vimeo

 

“Khata”
Lyrics: Khen Tsewang
Composer: Kelsang Yonten
Singer: Kelsang Yonten

 

From the land of dharma
The destined Tibetan God of the three provinces
The sun of my heart
Is only you Yeshe Norbu
The sun of my heart
Is only you Yeshe Norbu

The protector of the Tibetan people
Has been at a distance for a while
The Tibetans left behind
Hold faith in you
The Tibetans left behind
Hold faith in you

In the distance… The Lama in the distance
In the distance… The Lama in the distance

The faithful Tibetan youth
With this pure khata of loyalty
Offer it to you supreme God
Pray for a reunion of Tibetans in and outside
Offer it to you, supreme God
Pray for a reunion of Tibetans in and outside
Offer it to you, supreme God
Pray for a reunion of Tibetans in and outside
Pray for a reunion of Tibetans in and outside

[Translation by High Peaks Pure Earth]

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One Comment

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    Can you help to find a place to buy???????
    “song for offering “ISRC 978-7-88525-320-2 china record.co
    thank you so much. I miss these beutifull songs.
    tashi delek.

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