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A Preliminary Analysis Of Some Songs In Tibetan Language Recorded In Spiti And Upper Kinnaur

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This chapter provides an overview of the songs recorded. Most of the songs being analysed at present were recorded by the author together with her field assistant Sonam Tshering from Tabo (Spiti) during four fieldtrips between October 2001 and July 2003. Most of the recording was done in exploratory sessions with village men and women from local Chazhang families usually at their homes in different Tibetan-speaking villages of upper Kinnaur and lower Spiti. The chapter also includes the documentation of the festivals or ceremonies with which some of the songs are related. This could be carried out in September 2002 at the Namkan festival at Tabo and at some Pingri (presentation of the heir) and wedding celebrations at different villages of lower Spiti in winter 2002/03.

Keywords: Chazhang families; Namkan festival; songs; Tabo (Spiti); Tibetan folk music; Tibetan-speaking villages



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