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

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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(p.ix) Illustrations

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Echoes from Dharamsala
University of California Press


  1. 1. The village of Naddi and the Dauladar Range xxi

  2. 2. Early morning in the streets of McLeod Ganj 39

  3. 3. Ritual bonfire the night before the New Year 47

  4. 4. Dharamsala's chang ma greeting a wedding party with beer and song 58

  5. 5. Boys performing a drum dance at the Tibetan Children's Village 77

  6. 6. Music teacher accompanying children on the Tibetan lute 83

  7. 7. Women enjoying traditional round dances in Dharamsala's temple plaza on New Year's Day 91

  8. 8. Pilgrim from Lhasa singing on the steps of Dharamsala's main temple 93

  9. 9. Thubten, Yak Band leader, singer, and rhythm guitarist 103

  10. 10. The Yak Band's Gaddi neighbor smoking a hookah on his porch 104

  11. (p.x) 11. Gaddi women dancing for the Dalai Lama on his sixtieth birthday 120

  12. 12. Monk and youths at an “international music” shop in Bodha, Nepal 146

  13. 13. Students at the Tibetan Homes Foundation in Mussoorie, India, preparing letters to their Western sponsors 161

  14. 14. Youth holding “Independence Only” banner in Dharamsala's annual Tibetan Uprising Day procession 165

  15. 15. Paljor, Keila, and Phuntsok warming up for a concert 173

  16. 16. Paljor, Yak Band guitarist, singer, and composer 182

  17. 17. Yak Band drummer Ngodup with young fans in Dharamsala 198

  18. 18. Original cover of the Yak Band's 1995 cassette Rangzen 201

  19. 19. The Yak Band's concert tent in a field at the Mundgod refugee settlement 237

  20. 20. Yaks working on the next concert's set list over a pot of Tibetan soup 243

  21. 21. Refueling “Shiva,” the Yak Band's generator 249

  22. 22. Monks buying Yak Band cassettes at the Kalachakra in Mundgod 251

  23. 23. The Yak Band performing at Dharamsala's main temple in celebration of the Dalai Lama's sixtieth birthday 259

  24. 24. Dharamsala concert audience accommodating the start of the 1995 monsoon 260

  25. 25. Arms linked in a traditional circle dance 265

  26. 26. Tibetan refugee youth at Chaksam-pa's music camp in Pacifica, California 269