In celebration of our 35th anniversary, Tibet House US is planning a global virtual concert featuring exclusively Tibetan artists from across all musical genres to be broadcast online from July 7-13, 2022. In alignment with our mission to spotlight the culture and art of Tibetan people, this concert will highlight the rich diversity of Tibetan musical expression and showcase a vibrant range of traditional and contemporary music. To our knowledge, this is the first ever virtual music festival to feature exclusively Tibetan musicians and we are excited to share the incredible talent and creativity of these artists.

Lhakar translates to “white Wednesday” in Tibetan and is astrologically recognized as an auspicious day for H.H. the Dalai Lama and therefore considered a special day in the week to honor Him and all that He represents for Tibetans. In recent years, Lhakar has additionally become a worldwide movement to embrace Tibetan culture and identity. People observe Lhakar on Wednesdays by intentionally speaking Tibetan, eating Tibetan food, wearing traditional clothes, and shopping at Tibetan owned businesses, symbolically uniting Tibetans around the world in the diaspora and inside Tibet.

H.H. the Dalai Lama’s birthday auspiciously falls on a Wednesday this year – July 6, 2022 – therefore we will broadcast this Lhakar Music Festival from Thursday, July 7 through midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 13.


Ixx Tashi

 Tenzin Tashi aka IXX Tashi began singing at a very young age. He was nurtured in Tibetan classical music as well as playing all Tibetan musical instruments when he was in school. After gaining popularity amongst his friends with his singing talent, he was determined to continue in his musical journey.
He studied DJ and worked as a professional DJ across India. While mixing and listening to all kinds of world music inspired him to make his own. Together with a friend Thupten Tenzin who has the same passion as him, they produced AMA LOLO, SEMTHIN & several other songs under the album BHOEJA MUSIC.
After releasing his solo debut song RABGAYLING, he introduced himself officially as IXX Tashi. The song became an instant hit among young Tibetans. His hit songs are RABGAYLING, DRO, AY BHUMO, TENDONLA and SOUTHSIDE. He also performs at various events in India and now in Europe.

JJI Exile Brothers

JJI Exile Brothers is a leading Tibetan rock band based in Dharamsala, India. The band comprises three brothers with their initials represented in the acronym ‘JJI’. Their names are Jigme, Jamyang and Ingsel. They are Tibetan exiles belonging to the generation born in India. The JJI Exile Brothers share a musical style with the Western protest singers of the ’60s and ’70s, whose songs of freedom and equality spurred political activism for a whole generation. Today, many young, freedom-hearing Tibetans also find reassurance and inspiration in their songs.

Loten Namling

Loten Namling is a noted Tibetan singer, musician, artist and entertainer currently living in exile in Switzerland. Loten has traveled worldwide with his Tibetan lute, singing the songs of the 6th Dalai Lama, Milarepa and authentic traditional songs of Tibet, telling stories about this life, connecting the songs of the past to the reality of the present and inviting his audience on a musical journey through the landscape of Tibetan spirituality. He is working on his new project, ‘Tibet Blues’, in which he explores new paths linking old songs to contemporary culture. He has dedicated his life to preserving Tibet’s rich musical heritage.

Namgyal Nangmi
Tenzin Dickyi and Ugen Norbu

Namgyal Nangmi, the name itself is a tribute to their late father Namgyal Shastri. They make content on YouTube, Instagram and also release their own songs. The duo of the eldest and youngest siblings have released 7 songs till date like Methakpa, Dhuk, DREKA and many more.  Ugen Norbu was born on 2nd Oct, 1993 and handles everything while Tenzin Dickyi was born on 10th Oct, 2010 and is currently in class VI.

Nawang Khechog

Nawang Khechog is the first Tibetan Grammy nominee and the most renowned Tibetan flutist in the world. He has won multiple awards from Tibet, India, Nepal, and the United States of America. He is one of Tibet’s foremost world music and spiritual music composers and also one of the first Tibetan musicians to be able to break into the international music scene with his original and authentic musical compositions to be distributed around the world through “Sounds True” and other record labels. Nawang was a monk for 11 years and studied Buddhist Philosophy and meditation under His Holiness and many other Tibetan masters. He also lived as a hermit, meditating in the Himalayan foothills for several years under the guidance of His Holiness. Nawang aims to utilize music as a means to inspire non-violence, compassion and spirituality and for the freedom of Tibetan people. Nawang has produced more than eight albums and co-produced four others. He first came to the USA via an invitation sent by Tibet House US for the International Year of Tibet program (organized by Tibet House US). He has toured all over the USA and is kind enough to credit Tibet House US for his musical achievements in the USA.

Sonam Lhamo & Tenzin Choetsok

Sonam Lhamo, a Tibetan singer in New York. She was a member of the Dharamsala based Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). She has been volunteering and always happy to contribute her musical performances with the community here in New York and New Jersey. She has performed at various occasions and currently teaches Tibetan music & instruments to the young Tibetan children.
Tenzin Choetsok has her in-born passion for music and instruments. She is 13 years old and has recorded a number of music videos with Sonam Lhamo la. She is also the winner of the competition conducted by the Dharamsala based Voice of Tibet.

Sonam Phuntsok

Sonam Phuntsok or Jhola Sonam was born in North Sikkim and has immersed himself in opera performance and serious vocal training to sing opera arias. He was selected to become a dancer for the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts when he was eleven. After years of training and performing, Sonam was appointed as the opera teacher in 1989. One of the peak moments of his life was on the occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama winning the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1989 where he played the role of Gyalu which is usually played by the most accomplished senior artist. He believes that, as a member of TIPA, both past and present are instrumental in creating new songs and music with the goal and hope of preserving and promoting traditional performing arts across the globe.


Techung is a Tibetan singer-songwriter. He has recorded over twelve albums of traditional and contemporary Tibetan music. He is a nominee for the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship for 2022. Techung has had the honor of opening for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talks in the USA, Costa Rica, India, and Japan.


Tenkun is a Swiss-based singer who, just like many of the other artists, immigrated to Switzerland when he was very young. His passion for music is very much reflected in his songs and music videos.  He records his own songs and music videos and also tours internationally.. Some of his most popular songs are Tsewas Mashi Meh, Gyoepa Meh, Doepa, All Night-Tibetan Love song and many more.

Tenzin Choegyal

Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director, cultural ambassador, and one of the world’s finest musicians in the Tibetan tradition. As a son of Tibetan nomads, he feels a particular connection to the music of the high Himalayan plateau. Forced into exile in India as his family fled the repression in Tibet, he now resides in Australia. As a child, Tenzin would listen to his mother singing in the nomadic lineage, often noting her as an early influence of his passion for singing. He plays lingbu (bamboo flute) and dranyen (3-stringed Tibetan lute) though he is best known for his extraordinary vocal ability and performance of droklu, the nomadic music of his parents. He channels the wisdom and traditions of his ancestors through his songs and compositions. While proudly continuing the unbroken lineage which is central to his music, Tenzin also embraces opportunities to take his music into more contemporary, uncharted territory.In a career spanning more than 30 years, Tenzin has performed at festivals across Australia and curated numerous events and concerts including Brisbane’s annual Festival of Tibet.

Tenzin Donsel

Tenzin Donsel is one of the most prominent Tibetan singers based in New York and was a member of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), in Dharamsala for nineteen years. She believes her interest in music was nurtured during her years as a member of TIPA where she participated in over 19 Tibetan Opera performances and was the lead singer and actor in many movies and shows. She released several albums and her music video titled “Cholsum Droshey” celebrates the gems of the three provinces constituting Tibet.

Tibchick/Tenzin Seldon

Tibchick/Tenzin Seldon is the first Tibetan female rap artist. She was born in Delhi and moved to the Netherlands as a teen. She always strives to bring something new, fresh and unique to her  audience. Her affinity for being honest about her surroundings and realities is apparent through the lyrics of her songs. Her song “Fearless” calls for redemption and self-reliance to strive for better things. This is also an expression of how she feels disconnected and different for being an immigrant, a Tibetan and an Asian. Hip-hop culture is finding its way in the Tibetan community with the originality and articulateness shown in the message-packed songs of Tenzin Seldon.

Camerata – Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

The ensemble performs a major concert season annually in both Brisbane and Toowoomba, while also performing regularly in festivals, collaborations, regional tours, and live-to-air national broadcasts. The orchestra is extremely flexible in its repertoire and in the way it combines works in programs, playing the core “classics” as well as new and recent music, and Australian music.

Camerata regularly works with performers outside the “classical” sector. Camerata has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement.

Tsering Dorjee Bawa

Tsering Dorjee Bawa is a Tibetan actor, producer, musician and dancer. He acted in several remarkable films, including the Oscar nominated film “Himalaya” in 1999, and created the original soundtrack with Michael Becker for the 2009 Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Women of Tibet – A Quiet Revolution”. He was nominated twice for outstanding featured male performance in a play for his off-Broadway show, “The Oldest Boy”. He has worked on numerous ensemble artworks with many renowned world artists. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California and teaches Tibetan music, conducts art workshops for university students and professionals, and takes acting assignments. TIPA is his alma mater.

Tsering Gurmay

Tsering Gyurmey is a traditional and contemporary Tibetan singer. He was born in Orissa, India. He has played an instrumental role in bringing Tibetan music to the younger generation with many of his popular albums such as “Tsawai Lama,” “Phama,” “Trungkar,” and “Ballads of Old Tibet”.  He has performed in many countries over the world and still continues to perform his songs worldwide.

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is the premier institute that is entrusted with the responsibility of preserving and promoting Tibet’s ancient and unique culture including its rich musical heritage and arts. The institute was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on reaching Kalimpong in August 1959. It was later shifted to Mcleod ganj in 1961. Earlier named as the Tibetan Music, Dance and Drama Society, it was one of the first institutes established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. According to the vision of His Holiness, protecting the ancient Tibetan art culture is the responsibility not only of the concerned nation but also of the world community as a whole.


Song: Lhakar /ལྷག་དཀར།

This song is a dedication to celebrate Lhakar which translates to white Wednesday in Tibetan and it is astrologically recognized as an auspicious day for H.H Dalai Lama. Therefore, Wednesday is considered a special day in the week to honor Him and all that He represents for Tibetans. 

The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts has recorded this song on the occasion of  His Holiness’ 85th Birthday and to honor Lhakar for the long-life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to preserve Tibet’s culture and identity. 


It says in the lyric that “one should speak pure Tibetan language, practice writing Tibetan calligraphy, embrace Tibetan struggle/cause dear to heart and to celebrate the joyous occasion of Lhakar”. 















༡༽ ལྷ་དང་མི་ཡི་སྟོན་པ། གངས་ཅན་འགྲོ་བའི་མགོན་པོ། 

  ༧རྒྱལ་དབང་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོའི། ༧སྐུ་ཡི་ལྷག་དཀར་རེད།

 ༢༽ ལྷ་མི་འགྲོ་བ་ཡོངས་ཀྱི། སྐྱབས་མགོན་ཕྱག་ན་པད་མོ།

  ༧སྐུ་ཚེ་ཡུན་རིང་བརྟན་པའི། ལྷ་དཀར་བསུ་བར་ཕེབས།

༣༽ལྷད་མེད་ལྷག་བསམ་བཅངས་ནས། ༧སྐྱབས་མགོན་སྐུ་ཚེ་བརྟན་པའི། 

  ལྷག་དཀར་ཉིན་མོ་འདི་ལ། ལྷག་དཀར་བཟང་པོ་བསུ།

༧གོང་ས་སྐྱབས་མགོན་ཆེན་པོའི་། བླ་སྐར་ཉིན།

ང་ཚོ་ཚང་མ་མཉམ་དུ། ལྷག་དཀར་བསུ། 

དགའ་སྐྱིད་རྟེན་འབྲེལ་བཟང་པོའི། ལྷག་དཀར་བསུ། 

ལྷག་དཀར་་་་་ ལྷག་དཀར་བཟང་་་་ ལྷག་དཀར་་་་་་ བཀྲིས་ཤོག

༡༽དབུ་ལ་བོད་ཀྱི་དབུ་ཞྭ། སྐུ་ལ་བོད་ཀྱི་ནམ་གཟའ། 

  ཞབས་ལ་བོད་ལྷམ་མཆོད་ནས། སྐུ་ཡི་ལྷག་དཀར་བསུའོ། 

༢༽ཞལ་ནས་བོད་སྐད་གཙང་མ། ཕྱག་གིས་བོད་ཡིག་གཙང་མ།

  ཐུགས་སུ་བོད་དོན་གཙང་མ། སྐུ་ཡི་ལྷག་དཀར་བསུ། 

༣༽ ལྷག་དཀར་བཟང་པོ་འདི་ལ། ལྷ་གསོལ་མཆོད་པ་ཕུལ་ནས། 

   བཀའ་ཆོས་སེམས་ལ་བཅངས་ཏེ། ༧སྐུ་ཡི་ལྷག་དཀར་བསུ།


Song: Sangsum/ གསང་གསུམ་གྱི་མཛད་འཕྲིན།

སྐུ་མཇལ་བས་རིས་མེད་དང་བ་འདྲེན། ། 

གསུང་ཐོས་པས་འགྲོ་ཀུན་རྨོངས་གཉིད་སད། །

 ཐུགས་བྱམས་པས་འཛམ་གླིང་ཞི་བདེར་འགོད། ། 

འབངས་དབུས་གཙང་ཆོལ་ཁས་ཁྱེད་ལ་བསྟོད། །

 འཆད་མཁས་པ་རྒྱན་དྲུག་མཆོག་གཉིས་དངོས། ། 

རྩོད་མཁས་མཛངས་ཕས་རྒོལ་འཇོམས་མཛད་པ། །

རྩོམ་མཁས་ཅན་པཎ་གྲུབ་དངོས་དང་འདྲ། ། 

འབངས་མདོ་སྟོད་ཆོལ་ཁས་ཁྱེད་ལ་བསྟོད། ། 

མཁྱེན་ཡངས་པས་ཆོས་སྲིད་གནས་ལ་མཁས། ། 

བརྩེ་ཟབ་པས་ལུས་ཅན་བྱམས་ཀྱིས་བསྐྱངས། ། 

ནུས་མཐའ་བྲལ་རྒྱལ་བ་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་མགོན། ། 

རྗེ་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་ནུས་ལྡན་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། །

ང་ཡི་སྙིང་དང་འདྲ་བའི་བླ་མ་རྗེ། ། 

འབངས་མདོ་སྨད་ཆོལ་ཁས་ཁྱེད་ལ་བསྟོད། ། 

མང་ཐོས་པ་རྒྱ་ཆེན་མཁྱེན་པས་མཁས། ། 

ཆོས་ཉམས་ལེན་རྒྱུད་ལ་སྦྱར་བས་བཙུན། །

ཚེ་འདི་ཕྱིར་སྐྱོབ་པའི་བླ་མ་བཟང་། ། 

འབངས་མདོ་སྟོད་ཆོལ་ཁས་ཁྱེད་ལ་བསྟོད། །

མགོན་ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་ཐུགས་རྗེའི་འོད་སྣང་གིས། ། 

བོད་རང་དབང་ཉི་མ་ལོས་ཀྱང་ཤར། ། 

འབངས་གཞིས་བྱེས་ཆོལ་གསུམ་ཐུན་མོང་ཐོག ། 

ལྷོ་འཛམ་གླིང་ཞི་བདེའི་ལེགས་སྐྱེས་འབུལ། །

གླིང་ཡང་རྩེའི་སྟེང་གི་དྭངས་གཙང་ཡུལ། ། 

བོད་གངས་ཅན་ཆོས་ལྡན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི། །

 ྋསྐྱབས་མགོན་པོ་ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོ་མཆོག ། 


Song: Dowo Sangmo

This particular music video is a fusion of traditional and contemporary both in terms of how it presents and the lyrics itself. Their music is also a blend of western blues-rock and traditional Tibetan instruments.The song is a beautiful artistic recreation of a famous Tibetan folk Opera- Drowo Sangmo into a contemporary way of telling the same story in a different way. 

This music video consisted of  JJI exile brothers -Jamyang, Jigme & Ingsel with a few other performers to musically represent the famous Tibetan folk Opera  and major characters like King Kala Wangpo and Drowo Sangmo. 

Song: The Rose

Their songs always carry the messages of their own life experiences, especially the theme of living an exiled/refugee Tibetan life.This element is vividly exhibited in this song. They are conveying the message of how peace prevails in the world and how the people are still ignorant about that fact. This song also brings out the theme of universal brotherhood and interdependence. 



My world brothers and sisters,

This is my request to you;

I am not free in this world.

This world belongs to you and me and them.

The band is on the moon and the rose is always young.


Crying and praying, singing, shouting in this world.

Death is coming near and near

Child comes from you and I.

Peace comes from people

People killed our people.

The band is on the moon and the rose is always young.

And the Rose is always young.

Song: Mile Repa Gur/རྗེ་མི་རས་པའི་མགུར་གླུ།


As Jetsun Milarepa says: 

In this solitude cave,

May the wishes of this vagabond’s death

Be fulfilled for the benefit of all the sentient beings
























Song : New Tibetan Mashup song 2020/ 85th Trunkar song


This song is originally composed by a number of senior Tibetan singers like Tsering Gyurmey, Tenzin Choegyal, Sonam Gompo and Pemsi. Each of these artists pay their tributes to His Holiness the 14th Dalai lama on his birthday on different years. 


Namgyal Nangmi ( Dickey and Ugen) precisely took a stanza or two from the above artists’ songs and made it into one cohesive song.  Little Dickyi begins by singing the Tibetan Opera which is taught to her by Gen Tse Lodoe la from TIPA ( Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts). 


This mashup song prays and wishes His Holiness a long and healthy life, wishing his message of peace, love and compassion prevail in this world. 


Original songs and artist names: 

Namthar taught by : Tselodoe Tipa

Tsawai Lama : Tsering Gyurmey

Namsa Marpo : Tenzin Choegyal

Sonam Gompo : Thukjey Katrin

Pemsi : Trunkar

Song: Performance of Musical Instrument- flute and end dedication prayer


Nawang la begins by a peaceful meditation flute music and followed by recitation of the very well cherished and favorite prayer of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama which is an universal and infinite compassion prayer- 


For as long as space endures

And for as long as living beings remain

Until then may I too abide

To dispel the misery of the world.






This stanza is taken from the great Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva 

Song: ཁ་བ་གངས་ཅན་གྱི་མགོན་པོ།

Sonam Lhamo and Tenzin Choetsok’s song Khawa Gangchen Ki Gompo is a tribute to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and praying for His Holiness’ long life. They recorded this song in the genre called ‘Tibetan Opera’. 

Tibetan Opera is a comprehensive art generally combining folk song, dance, storytelling, chant, acrobatics and religious performance. Traditionally, the performance begins with a dedication prayer which is what our artist Sonam Lhamo does in this music video. 


ལྷག་པ་དང་ནི་ཆད་པ་དང། ཆོ་གའི་ཡན་ལག་ཉམས་པ་དང། 

བདག་གིས་ཇི་སྙེད་ཅི་བསགས་པ། དེ་ཡང་བཟོད་པ་བཛད་དུ་གསོལ།

སྤྱིར་འགྲོ་བ་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་མགོན་པོ། འཛམ་གླིང་ཞི་བདེའི་དེད་དཔོན་ཆེན་པོ་མཆོག།













སྐུ་ཚེ་བརྟན་༸གོང་ས་མཆོག།།། (༣)

Song : A Song of Praise/བསྟོད་པའི་གླུ་དབྱངས།

This traditional song is originally a dance piece performed at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India in the '60s and '70s. The melody of the song is Toeshey Dromo Rinchen Gang-you can hear the original piece at The lyric is most probably written by His Holiness's tutor late Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche or Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. During the 60's when the Tibetan community was settling in India, a lot of new dances and music were created to entertain and inspire our exile community. This is one of the songs I recorded for His Holiness' 85 Birthday because the melody and the lyrics suit the occasion beautifully.  (Source : Techung la’s Youtube Channel) 


















 The Spring of enlightened marks of thousand Buddhas,

Arose from the fresh morning rays of the sun,

The Lotus Holder, Avalokiteshvara

Likened to the soul of Lotus (sun),

Kindly bless the lotus grove of the people of the Land of Snow to flourish!

Your lotus-like body of enlightened marks is beautiful

Your Brahma-like speech of sixty melodies is pleasant.

Your compassionate mind for the benefit of all beings- 

Endowing the seven superior wealth and the three higher trainings,

We pay homage to Tenzin Gyatso, our sole protector.

On this land of the three realms,

Although there are many leaders like some kings revered by many

But one who is comparable to Tenzin Gyatso, 

Who guides us from both the cyclic existence and nirvana, 

Has never existed before and will not be found even if searched.

It will not be possible in the future

And the best example comparable to you is just yourself. 

Song: Nangma Ama Leho / ནང་མ་ཨ་མ་ལེ་ཧོ།

The lyrics of this beloved traditional song from Lhasa is a poem written in the 17th century by the Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. The poem is believed to be a prediction of his next rebirth in Lithang- Kham province of Tibet. 


Part 1





Part 2





Part 1

White Crane! 

Lend me your wings!

I will not fly far 

From Lithang, I shall return

Part 2

The bird has flown away

Leaving its eggs behind

If the bird has any feeling

Take a right turn towards the nest.

Song Name: Doepa/ འདོད་པ་



This song brings contains a message of how in chasing after our dreams we become self-centered &  money minded. In the midst of it all, we disconnect with our  near and dear ones; not knowing where and how we can find happiness, what exactly we are chasing! The singer Tenkun is conveying that if you don’t tame your inner self, there is no such thing as the ‘Happiness’ we all are looking for. No matter how rich we become or how far we will go in our own life, we will not be happy if we don’t give attention to our inner self.  Happiness is all within! 












དེ་འདྲ་ཤ་སྟག་རེད།   སྐྱིད་པོ་ཁྱེད་རང་ག་བ་ཡོད། ཁྱེད་རང་ག་བ་ཡོད། ་་་་་

རང་སེམས་རང་གིས་གཅུན་མ་ཐུབ་། གཞན་ཕན་གཅིག་ཀྱང་བྱས་མ་ཐུབ། 

ལས་ངན་པའི་ལས་དེ་ལ། རོགས་མེད་པ། གྲོགས་མེད། ལམ་མེད་པ།

 སེམས་མེད་པ། གཉེན་མེད་པ། སྨྱོན་པ། 

གསེར། དངུལ། གཟི། བྱུ་རུ་ག་ཚོད་ཡོད་ན་ལས། 

སེམས་དེ་སྟོང་བ་རེད། འདི་ལས་མང་། འདི་ལས་ཡག དགོས་བསམ་ནས་བསྡད། འདོད་པ་ཁེངས་ཡ་མེད།

Song: Himalaya

Background info: 

Himalaya is one of Tenzin Choegyal songs from his latest album Yeshi Dolma released this year, 2022. He collaborated with his friends Camerata-Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra in making this song. It is a dedication and paying homage to all the elder generations who long to see and visit the motherland; Tibet. 


To mountains, 

though they don’t meet, they see each other all the time.

To rivers, 

though they don’t see each other, they have the faith to meet someday. 

Song: Cholsum Droshey /ཆོས་གསུམ་སྒོར་གཞས་

Cholsum Droshey glorifies the beauty and uniqueness of the three provinces; U-Tsang, Amdo and Kham that make up the magnificent snow-land of Tibet. This song spotlights the richness of each province- for instance U-tsang is the birthplace of Sakya Goma Rinpoche, Amdo being the birthplace of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Kham, the birthplace of Gyalwa Karmapa, Symbolically referred to as the Sun, the Moon and the Star of Tibet. 


This music video incorporates and showcases each province’s traditional costumes and their respective elaborate hair designs as the artist Tenzin Donsel praises the three provinces. 


This song is very popular and the accompanying circle dance is often used to begin community gatherings.

























































Song: Tashi Losar/བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལོ་གསར།

Tashi Losar is a musical performance celebrating Losar (Tibetan New Year) and wishing everyone happiness and goodwill on Tibetan Lunar New Year-2149. This New Year song evokes auspiciousness, good health and traditional gaiety. 


All of the performers in this music video are currently the artists of Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA). The lyrics and the performance of the artists represent the festive moods of every Tibetan on Losar. In some lines, it says how families get together to celebrate and how guests are invited to mark the occasions with. 




ལ་ཡེ་ བཀྲ་ཤིས་བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལ་གྲོ་སོ་ཕྱེ་མ་།




ལ་ཡེ་ བཀྲ་ཤིས་བླ་མའི་མཛད་འཕྲི་།

ལ་ནི་ བདེ་ལེགས་བསྟན་སྲིད་དར་རྒྱས།


ལ་ནི་ ཨ་མ་བག་དྲོ་ཁམས་ལ་བཟང་།



ལ་ཡེ་ བཀྲ་ཤིས་བཀྲ་ཤིས་ལ་ནི་ལོ་གསར་ལ་རྟེན་འབྲེལ།




ལ་ཡེ་ དགའ་བའི་སྐུ་མགྲོན་ལྷན་རྒྱས།









Song: Dhandarang Godu - I want it now! 

This song is about manifesting what you want in your life. Tibchik’s songs & her strong lyrics are meant to empower Tibetan women. This song is a  powerful and empowering work.  In one line, she says she is a Tibetan woman but she struggled like a man and never backed off in her life. Back then, she wanted to be a legend and now she is a legend. She says in her song that she worked hard and stood up for herself- not listening to what others had to say. 


Lyrics: Transliteration



dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

whatever i need, dhandarang godu key


dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

ngarang go gyo tsangma di, dhandarang godu wey


Verse 1

pesha tsangma dhandarang godu ngala

zukpo gyagro dosha, gyokpo kampu godu ngala

tsewa tengey bhu yakpo tsugu dengey godu ngala

ngala go ngey tsangma, dhandarang godu ngala


khala yakpo tsoe mindu, goney zoeni godu ngala

party tangga dogo, rokpa tsangma nyamdo godu ngala 

gewa yayu nagi du, massage tangey godu ngala

sanyi nanyi marey, tsangma dhanda rang godu ngala


boss yin, nga tsangma nangney thowo yin 

cheyla (khoela) keykush ragi meyna, ngala yang ragi marey masam

ma kasam, migyul tsangma dupni tengo

jha sanam, bhumo jhenpa rangla guni desha


hey hey, it’s mayday mayday 

tsangma gyoks dhoe matok

tibchick is on her way 


dhanda batok go gyo tsangma, dhutsey nangla ragsong

universe responds to me, khoela garey godu labda?



dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

whatever i need, dhanda godu key


dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

ngarng go gyo tsangma di, dhandarang godu wey

Verse 2

nyema ngarang tadu- i wanted to be a legend

dhada ngarang tana, fuck yeah im the legend 


kaley gya gyo tsangma di ngey mingla rey

jhey la dosong gatsu tangrey, sponser yomarey


only i know- nga gatsoy shuk gyab ney leyin

nga bhopey bhumo, yinnang bhu danda doyin  


life ain’t perfect, but it is super nice

kontso keja maneng, all they tell is fuckin lies


im in the zone bitch, ngey sacha nangla ley mayung,

you bitches born snitch, keja zuma shemoyong

ngey wey di shuk chey dani, mi tsangma mik tsani dedu

glowing like a sun light, ngongey gi nga sershoe reydu


nampa yo, leypa yo, garey go? 

miss tibet, rang dun la yor (no beauty pageant) 


lha zeyngey di namla marey, soso nanglo yoerey 

ta sheko nangla tani lab, mitsey ganey godu cheyla (khoela)? 



dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

whatever i need, dhanda godu key


dhandarang godu, dhadarang go 3x 

ngarng go gyo tsangma di, dhandarang godu wey


Song: Fearless 


Tenzin Seldon AKA Tibchik composed this song to motivate others to stand up for themselves without holding back. She intentionally came up with trap beats to go along with her lyrics and to make this song available for dance as well. 


Particularly, this song was inspired by a French rapper MHD and Tibchik recorded this song in a single take without practicing.  She wrote lyrics for herself and edited the entire video by herself as well. 



Hook 2x

Mitso garey labnayang, jheya yomarey

Mitsey Nang garey jungna, jeya yomarey

Zig nyamdo zhingo kheyna, jeya yomarey

Jhenang labya tsik di khorangla, jeya yomarey 


galey galey galey jheni dhutsey lhen 

Galey galey galey jheni samlo tang

Galey galey galey jheni keja shey 

sugang chik rang dheshey tangi yomarey


Verse 1

mitsey chik matok medu, jhenang jheni madey

keja semla phogi duna, semla khini madey

rang korla nakpo labna, khastum ni madey

tak tak zoy, mi marab dintso kipta chorey, 


zurla yipney madey bhango tengni dunla sho

zugu jipni madey, lhogob teuni khalen gyap

gurni madey rang shuk mangpo yorey hago

lamga mey na dungni tsikpa gangtsa torr shago


soso desa nang ney chilo don, lungpa jhenpa la chamba gyu,

pesha taney mangpo semdey majey, 

pesha di ta ley dogirey, gau ra dogirey, ta key dogirey, kangey lak dogirey, 

dhonda dhup dogirey, chugu ra dogirey, 

dhanda kipo matangna, dhutsey zo dogirey, dhutsey zodogirey, ey


chopa yakpo teng, sempa tsangma jhak

wala riney madey, ri thoshoy gangla zha 

jhen la rewa majey, soso kangpa gangla lang 

zukpo dhonang tey, ara, thama tsangma pang

nondu chana ngotsa majey, nondu tsaney jang 

nyopto jeni madey, lega dupya samlo tang

mi rangla keja shena, dungs jey, mik yadang 

gongsey kaps neymadey, dhutsey thola matang


weyyyy wey wey, 

keja gogiduna

len tey tey

tsangma yakpo ngeng ya  


Verse 2

jhenang di soso lepa digi zoh gyorey 

leypa gogor tangni jhey mey dondo jeyarey

leypey keja dukcha maneng khola lega kur 

jhenang dunla madhoy, kogi gyab la gyuk gyuk


mikgyul garey yohpa duk thukpajey

gukhab ragna khebsang leng thupajey 

nawa kipo. logob chenpo, shuk chenpo 

mitsey di nangla chak thukpa jey 


Dhuu ley lakh shuk chewa yorey

Rangi da ley rang shuk shewa yorey 

Dhuu ley lakh shuk chewa yorey

Rangi kangey ley Rang shuk shewa yorey 


Hook 2x

Mitso garey labnayang, jheya yomarey

Mitsey Nang garey jungna, jeya yomarey

Zig nyamdo zhingo kheyna, jeya yomarey

Jhenang labya tsik di khorangla, jeya yomarey 


galey galey jheni dhutsey lhen 

Galey galey jheni samlo tang

Galey galey galey jheni keja shey 

sugang chik rang dheshey tangi yomarey



Song : Snake ft.Abu Rigdo, Ngale 


Lyrics- Transliteration

Dawa tha nyima 

Mangpo chik dor 

Nge phame k pesha di

Bhu nyaeki tor 

Tsangma re duel

Khoe dam la su yoe 

Nye chepa the joenpa di

Borsho khe may

Mey nguney k nguney chik ngoshen

Mey zuma chik kha ne ma shey de

Mey nguney k nguney chik ngoshen


Nye tsik di ya menda k diwu


Nye sempe ki dre 

Khoe tsoku ma de

Kha yoepa di ngoenme le

Nga pesha k gyaplo la mey

Nge ink de ki pesha nga te

Nge phame nge sue may

Yinayang tha tha nga she may

Nge zuku di nor

Khoe bhaley ki mar

Khoe kha nang la thuk 

Di zuku di murr

Nge chewa k re

Nge chungwa la te

Mo mey lana mey

Khoe kha che nay utsu che

Kha rawa di leyn 

Di nyonme ki ley

Khoe bhuloen di te 

Khoe sey gona ghame ki sowa chik sey

Khampa k phosa nga shey gosa may

Di tsikpa ki kawa di lug thuk ke mar

Di shey nashe tsik diya khe yang ngar 

Khoe bhumo la tae ne bar

mood chik mar 

Nga nye chikpa ta mar

Khoe pesha la gar

Nye nying la tar

Ta chas khoe superstar

Khe kecha chaeka di harr

Shewa di machey pa mey

Chewa di sempe ki che

Gyunor la taya ta mer

Tongpa tange ta mar

Speaker baar ta baar

Tnammy Khar ta Khar 

Khoe diya beat di sar 


Nye khe khe ta marr 

Nye gyuwa khe le

Nga powa di mey

Khe zuku che dey



Snake ft.Abu Rigdo, Ngale 

 Been a long time eating from my families money

Those who is around you are all snakes

I ain’t got that ego for what I did to you

A real one will only know the real ones

Those fake ones gone keep talking shit

A real one will only know the real ones

My words are straight like a bullet from the gun

Let the demon inside me stay calm.

Whatever you got now is from your past life

I am not after the money

But what I love doing gives me money

I haven’t took care of my family yet

But I ain’t dead yet

My fingers are money maker

You are that butter on bread

That poisons coming from your mouth

Suck that finger

I tear it from the big ones and give it to young ones.

If she said no its no

Why you gotta force on that

Stay happy with whatever you got

Give back those money you owe

Instead of killing each other kill a Chinese spy

Straight from motherland, I ain’t got shit to fear

These bricks ain’t gone fall either way

You gotta have same drive like me

But you getting horny looking at girls

Then you go and masturbate

You and I are not the same.

You fell in love with the money

I fall in love with heart

Now you became superstar

Those words you say are unreal

Whatever I said I did it

And I did it with pure intentions

Never go out for fame

Cause I will never let you go empty hand

Those speakers are booming

Tammy what is this

You eating this beat again

Cause I won’t take it

I brought the change 

Still ain’t got pride

You better stay on your side

Talking your shit

Cause I won’t take it

After bringing the change

Still got no pride

Stay on your side


Verse 2

Straight from the Paris

Born in India but always keeping Tibet first

You better watch out cause I got my gun side of me

Gone hit up with my cowboy cap

I would rap even going up on hills like a shepherd

You will know me as a perfectionist lyricist

I never spare anyone after getting pen and paper

I don’t get big cheques still I rap

My flows go zig zag like you hear a thunder storm

Cause I only spit facts

I hear these lames talking shit after showing my skills

What you smoking is hitting you finally

These words coming out from my breathe saying “Abu go kill”

Turn up the underground sound like eyes turn red

It's hot whenever I write

But it's hard for you still you love talking shit

No ones hear it like me

Everyone's fake they got my hands on fire

You can’t stop someone who got R (refugee) on their head

No matter how dark it is

Straight from the village to Paris

They see me as a new boy

Asking me where you really from

That's the first thing stuck on my brain

A brother going to chase the bag

But someone in India is waiting for him looking at his pictures

Told you all I am doing is rap

But you won’t clap for whoever said it from heart

Either way I am gone dap on my track

I am feeling so fresh

I am going too high

I get my flow so quick

I am not saying shit cause I don’t joke

I am coming from behind stepping more ahead



Verse 3

I ain’t got shit to look back

Never regret on shit I did

Don’t have to listen to those people

Don’t have to fear anyone

Don’t have to say shit on anyone

Some people been listening to my songs for long

Some people have to change themselves in life

Then they feel like they go it

I feel like I am the god

But I am not the one you are thinking

And I am not the one like you

Yes people will talk shit when they can’t do it

And to those who did, brother you better shut up and sit

Whatever you say I don’t care

I don’t care If you call me MC

I don’t care if you call me dancer

Even if you call me I did nothing I don’t care

I really don’t care cause

Me and you don’t know each other

Before you judge me, go listen all my tracks again

You called her gold digger

Thinking I got Lamborghini

May be I got dick bigger

It’s like people spreading disease, so its common I don’t care

One will say wrong and other will say right

Either way they both crazy


Ain’t got shit to look back

Never regret on shit I did

Don’t have to listen to those people

Don’t have to fear anyone

Don’t have to say shit on anyone

Some people been listening to my songs for long time

Some have to bring change in their life

Feeling like they did it

Like I feel I am the god!


Song: རལ་པའི་འཁྲུང་ཡུལ།/ Song of great Yogi, Mila Relpa

This is a folk song from Ngari Region of Tibet about the great Yogi Mila Relpa. 

Milarepa was a Tibetan siddha. His life story is one of the most beloved, popular and enduring narratives in Tibetan culture. Preserved orally for centuries, he is also said to have a beautiful singing voice and is considered a great poet. This folk song is a tribute and homage to the great yogi Milarepa, who was known to be enlightened in his lifetime after practicing teachings for many years in the isolated mountain retreats, gained fame for his incredible perseverance in practice and for his spontaneous songs of realization. 


The artist Tsering Bawa made it into a beautiful solo dance in Tibet Art Studio located  in California.


It says in the song that:

“Where was Relpa born? Relpa was born in the East. What was there in the hands of Relpa? There was a Vajra in the hands of Relpa. What was there on the feet of Relpa? It was leather shoes that Relpa was wearing”says in the last line of the song. 






གང་འདྲ་ཅི་སྤམ་ཟེར་ན། རལ་པའི་དབུ་ལ་དབུ་རྒྱན་པད་ཞྭ་ཅིག་སྤམ་བྱུང།



གང་འདྲ་ཅི་སྤམ་ཟེར་ན། རལ་པའི་ཕྱག་ལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་དྲིལ་བུ་ཞིག་སྤམ་བྱུང།



རལ་པའི་ཞབས་ལ། ཀོ་བ་ལྷམ་ཆུང་རེ་སྤམ་བྱུང།

རལ་པའི་ཞབས་ལ། ཀོ་བ་ལྷམ་ཆུང་རེ་སྤམ།

སིབ་ཚབ། སིབ་ཚབ། སེང་གེ་ཁྲ་མོ་ ༡ ༢ ༣ བྱས་ 

སིབ་ཚབ། སིབ་ཚབ། སེང་གེ་ཁྲ་མོ་ ༤ ༥ ༦ བྱས་

Song: Thoghang Bodkyi Gorshay | མཐོ་སྒང་བོད་ཀྱི་སྒོར་གཞས།


Circle Dance of the plateau: Tibet

This song embraces the richness and popularity of the Tibetan circle dance . It incorporates the dancers wearing traditional dresses of the respective province of Tibet;  U-Tsang, Amdo and Kham. 


Gor literally translates as circle and shey means dance, So, it means སྒོར་གཞས/Gorshey ; Tibetan circle dance. 


Both men and women dance creating the rhythm of music in an open grassland. In recent years, there is a huge growing interest in this genre of music to celebrate our culture and identity. 


For instance, in the community effort of celebrating Lhakar / White Wednesday in different parts of the exiled Tibetan Communities,Toronto - Canada is hosting a Lhakar Gorshey on every Wednesday. 



ཡར་གྱི་ཞུས་པའི་སྟེང་མཆོག་ལྷ་ཡི་ཡུལ་ལ། (༢)






བུ་ཆུང་ཚེ་རིང་ཆོས་ལ་འཐད་དགོས་ཡོད་ན། (༢)































བསམ་བསམ་ཟློ་བྲོ་ལ་གཅིག་བྱས། (༣)