Songs from Tha Rgyas
These songs are recorded in Tha Rgyas Village, Rtsa Zhol Township, Mol Gro Gung Dkar County, Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region. The village is an agricultural village about 150 kilometers away from the holy city of Lhasa. The songs were recorded by Drolma Lhajyid, a graduate from Qinghai Normal College and member of the Tibetan Endangered Music Project. The songs were mostly sung by Drolkar and Lhaya, both of whom are in their 70s. The songs are mostly wedding party songs, which are sung to entertain guests at weddings. For more information about the songs, please write to Drolma Lhajyid. For more information about the Tibetan Endangered Music Project, please write to Gerald Roche.
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|Track #||Song Notes||Time||Description|
|Track 01||3.15||Voice: Drolkar |
Gyamtsan River, Wedding party song.
|Track 02||1.42||Voice: Drolkar|
The King of India, Wedding party song.
|Track 03||2.42||Voice: Drolkar|
Happy Gathering, Hagiography.
|Track 04||3.56||Voice: Drolkar and Lhaya|
The Sun is Rising, Drinking song.
|Track 05||2.43||Voice: Drolkar and Lhaya|
The White Snowy Mountain, Ahle, celebrations for lamas and summer festival song.
|Track 06||3.36||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
This song is sung while dancing, and praises great lamas and local monasteries.
|Track 07||1.40||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
The Feeling of Happiness.
|Track 08||4.23||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
The One on Whom I Depend, Wedding party song.
|Track 09||3.16||Voices: Drolkar|
Yarlung Valley, Guest song.
|Track 10||1.59||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
Happy Gathering, New Year song.
|Track 11||0.56||Voices: Lhaya|
The Golden Palace, Hagiography.
|Track 12||0.52||Voices: Lhaya|
Lahshiba (a person’s name), Oration.
|Track 13||1.18||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
Wedding party song.
|Track 14||4.55||Voices: Drolkar and Lhaya|
The Auspicious Valley, Summer festival song.
|Track 15||2.49||Voices: Walzang|
Good People, House party song.
|Track 16||2.30||Voices: Drolkar and Tsering Palgyi|
Gesar’s Ornaments, Summer festival song.
|Track 17||2.17||Voices: Drolkar and Tsering Palgyi|
Liquor Server, Wedding party song.
|Track 18||1.48||Voices: Walzang|
The Left, Right and Middle Mountains, Summer Festival and New Year song.