Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 23, Sep 2019 02:40 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Modern material-oriented education leads to dependence on alcohol, drugs and suicide when emotion flares: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
China urges US to stop pushing bill on Tibet that "undermines" China’s Dalai Lama claim
Dalai Lama leaves for Delhi, Mathura for public engagements
International Economics of Happiness Conference comes to Ladakh to address development challenges
German parliamentary delegation calls on Dalai Lama, visits CTA
Chinese Prof. echoes how China’s national park system ignored the important role of local residents
Revised TPA bill proposes sanction on Chinese official impeding Dalai Lama’s reincarnation
“I commend India for its deeply rooted religious pluralism,” Dalai Lama's in birthday wishes for Modi
Tribals in Odisha seek cancellation of Tibetan refugees’ land lease
Bill to modify Tibet policy Act 2002 introduced in US House of Representatives
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Emergence of Neo-Tibetan Music
By Email[Friday, February 22, 2008 17:33]

Tenzing Jigme
Tenzing Jigme
Musical adventure within the Tibetan exile community has been amply productive. Both the musicians and the audiences are to be credited for its modest flowering. We intermittently find ourselves tapping our feet and swaying our heads and hips to the newly released Tibetan contemporary music. However, most of the Tibetan contemporary music produced in exile communities comes to resist any severance from the norms of our traditional Tibetan music. Hence many artists are found encapsulated within the Tibetan Pop Music genre which was initiated decades ago by the rightful king of Tibetan pop music, Tsering Gyurmey. The rarity of aesthetic experimentation in Tibetan music has shrunk the possible fruition of distinctively individualized music of contemporary Tibet. Majority of songs hover in and around the influences of the trend established by Tsering Gyurmey. Nevertheless, handful of musicians deserve critical applause for being avant-gardes. They take their share of risks with musical experimentations, fuse eastern and western musical trends and eventually challenge the audiences with their newly found music. Like a true artist they do not sell their souls but put it in their artworks.

One amongst such musicians is Tenzing Jigme, who graduated with a degree in music from the University of Colorado at Denver and founded a band called Freak Street Project in which he played bass guitar.

His recent musical venture has been the release of the album, Rise, Resist and Return, which in itself is a testament to his creative intelligence paralleled by an immense musical talent. This album literally pronounces the emergence of neo-Tibetan music. The creative attempt of transliteration and transduction of the much popular western generic music into the steady pool of Tibetan music is laudable. This album is a rich cocktail of bloody Marry wherein one finds hip-hop to soothing rock, punk punch to bullet rap along with some soft and light icy numbers. Though most of the track numbers assume the podium of Tibetan politics, there are few that are light at ears but morosely blue to heart, particularly the song about the musician’s mother who had recently past away. This is an album I personally reckoned to be one of the most unique and brave musical adventure of our recent years. All Tibetans, specially the young ones must partake in this adventure. If any of you guys are available on Feb 23rd 2008 then you have the opportunity to see him perform live in New York at the Queens Palace along with other equally talented Tibetan artists such as Amchok Gonpo, Tsering Dolkar and Yarlung Rolyang group. To know more, you can visit www.myspace.com/tenzing07 wherein you will also find additional information on the album, Rise, Resist and Return.

--Contributed by Tenzing Rigdol
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetans in Amdo Protest Arrest
“Tibetan non-violent struggle must have to triumph”
Colgate University preparing for visit from Dalai Lama
Emergence of Neo-Tibetan Music
From Tibet to Kashmir, shahtoosh smuggle thrives
India should stand up to China as an equal
Report reveals determined Chinese assault on Tibetan language
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online