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:

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This chapter reiterates the fundamental belief of Tibetans in cyclicity and relates this belief to Tibetan music. Various genres of music echo off one another in the daily lives of Tibetan refugees, as do ideas, habits and languages. This chapter shows that the ways different music resonate with and against one another for Tibetan refugees reveal both subtle and remarkable changes that have generated tensions and ambiguities in the community-in-exile, despite its desire for clear boundaries.

Keywords: Tibetan music; cyclicity; Tibetan refugees; community-in-exile; ideas; habits; languages

Chapter.  3006 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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