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Video: extraordinary life of Tashi Tsering

By Source:China Tibet News 2019年07月02日 11:28

The Nangma (Tibetan singing and dancing program) Tsering Yangla played and sang by 80-year-old Tashi Tsering and his two inheritors Nyima Tsangqu and Wangchen.

Tashi Tsering,a state-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor of Tibetan Garl Singing and Dance, is also a region-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor of Lhasa Dulxie (Tibetan song  with tap dance) and Lhasa Dranien(Tibetan guitar) playing and dancing.

80-year-old Tashi Tsering was born in Todlung's Nechung Manor in the late 1930s. The old man who walked through old and new Tibet had an unusual life experience. When he was 10, he became one of the 20 Garl singing and dance team members of the Potala Palace. Beginning with the first three years of hard training and finally becoming a real potala Palace Gaba (inheritor of Garl Art), he spent 10 years. Born in love with art, he was later lucky enough to form a bond with folk songs and dances -- Nangma and Dulxie -- that was when he decided to become a singer, dancer and musician to the common people.

The old day is full of vicissitudes, but the new age shines brightly. Tashi Tsering has become a teacher at Art College of Tibet University in the 1980s. Presently, this old man has lived an artistic life for 70 years. Under the leading of his two inheritors Nyima Tsangqu and Wangchen, Lhasa Dulxie Inheritance Team founded by him in 2010 has popularized Nangma, Dulxie and other ancient cultural art to more ordinary people. Now, those old companions, who have been "Gardrus" (boys who learned the art of Garl) with him in old Tibet and rescued Garl Art in new days together, have passed away one after another, yet Tashi Tsering is still active in inheriting, protecting and developing traditional Tibetan culture and art with his perseverance, which seems to be the ultimate mission in his whole life.


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