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I Want To Sing A Love Song In Dhardo

This poem was published on Choemey by Bido Choekyong. He was born in 1989 in Bido in Amdo. Dhardo is the shortened form of Dhartsedo, also called Kanding in present day Sichuan. A town that historically belonged to the Tibetan province of Kham, Dhartsedo was also known as Tachienlu. It was a border town known for its t..
Interview with singer Tsewang Lhamo

Interview with singer Tsewang Lhamo

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 ..

A Land Dispute with a Black Fly

Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which were distinct from the older generation. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translat..

The Bride of the Three Virtues

This article was published on the well known Tibetan blog Choemey (Butter Lamp). The piece, published under a penname, concerns social change and shifting family dynamics inside Tibet. The Bride of the Three Virtues By Namkha My internet friends may laugh when they first see the title of today’s article. Possibly..

The Present of the Past

Ngarma is the pen name of Jigshel Kyab, who just graduated from Qinghai Nationalities University in Xining. He is from Machu in Gannan prefecture, Gansu province (Amdo). He composed the lyrics for the song “New Generation” by the rock band Yudrug (Green Dragon), which was extremely popular with Tibetan audi..

Rebkong

Sakyil Tseta was born in Rebkong, Amdo. He started writing in 1998 and published his first piece in the Rongwo Monastery magazine called “The Golden Bridge.” Since then, he has been published in many literary magazines. In 2002, he published his first book of essays titled “The Soul of the Dove”. Along with Jas..

Can a Flower Fall from the Sky?

Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which were distinct from the older generation. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translat..