e-Asia Digital Library

Tibetan Songs and a Story from Rong brag (Danba) County

Title
Tibetan Songs and a Story from Rong brag (Danba) County
LC Subject
China Geography--China Qinghai Sheng (China)
Author
G.yung 'brug.
Creator Display
G.yung 'brug.
Description
G.yung brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2010 in his home in Rgyas rdzong (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The village is home to 53 households (47 Tibetan households; 6 Han Chinese households) for a total population of 250. Villagers cultivate barley, potatoes, wheat, peas, prickly ash (Sichuan pepper), apples, English walnuts, pears, and corn. Rgyas rdzong villagers, and residents of nearby Khrod ro (Changna) and La rgyal (Najiao) villages speak nearly the same distinctive Tibetan dialect. Qiangic-related languages are spoken in such neighboring villages as Dung gi (Dongge), Dge hri drags yis (Geshizha), and Pa lde (Ba di) villages. The content of this film includes songs dedicated to mountain deities made when making offerings to the mountain deities, wedding songs sung when the groom comes to the bride’s home to live, and a story about a businessman and his sister that is sung and told . . .
Work Type
video recordings
Date
2010
Identifier
eAsia_singing
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Type
Moving Image
Format
video/H264
Set
e-Asia Digital Library
Institution
University of Oregon