Chapter

A Peek Through Ragged Tent Flaps and Heaven's Door

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230439
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0008
A Peek Through Ragged Tent Flaps and Heaven's Door

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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

Chapter.  11350 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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