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February, 2012:

Amdo Champa on Gendun Chophel

For the documentary “Angry Monk” about famed Amdo scholar Gendun Chophel, Luc Schaedler interviewed 14 Tibetan scholars who had done research on Gendun Chophel or were close friend of him. Amdo Champa, a very well-known Tibetan artist, was one of these interviewees. He talked about Gendun Chophel’s personal life. We are translating an excerpt from Amdo Champa’s interview, which was published on the Gendun Chophel website, where Tibetan writers publish their articles about Gendun Chophel as well. This website is managed by the Gendun Chophel Middle School in Tibet. (more…)

There is gold greater than yellow gold

Tsewang Lhamo has rapidly become one of the leading singers in the Tibetan music world. She is very popular both inside and outside Tibet. Her first album “Nikchuk circle dance” was a hit with Tibetan audiences. Last year, she came to the US to perform at a concert organized by Trace Foundation in conjunction with the International Conference on Tibetan Language, and received a joyous welcome from Tibetans in NYC who were able to see her for the first time. “There is gold greater than yellow gold” is one of her most popular songs. This video has been viewed on Youtube more than 78,000 times. (more…)