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Echoes from DharamsalaMusic in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community$
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Keila Diehl

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230439

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230439.001.0001

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A Peek Through Ragged Tent Flaps and Heaven's Door

A Peek Through Ragged Tent Flaps and Heaven's Door

Concerts That Rupture and Bond

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Echoes from Dharamsala

Keila Diehl

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on public music concerts in Dharamsala. It explains that by juxtaposing Hindi, English, Nepali and Tibetan songs, these concerts profoundly revealing cultural performances in which many of the social dynamics and communitywide challenges raised throughout this book are enacted. It also discusses how rock concerts provided a level of comfort with cultural ambiguity and a passion for foreign cultures that is worrisome to some in the Tibetan refugee community.

Keywords:   music concerts, Dharamsala, Tibetan songs, cultural performances, social dynamics, rock concerts, foreign cultures

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