Workshop on Ladakhi folk songs (2014-15)

Khaspa dang Zhunu

Ladakh Culture Forum (LCF) in collaboration with Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation (HCHF) and LAMO organized a daylong workshop on folk songs of Ladakh. Renowned folk singer, Tsering Stanzin was chief guest on the occasion. It was the fourth workshop under Khaspa dang Zhunu organized by the organizations.

Sharing his experiences, Tsering Stanzin who is also an astrologer from Skurbuchan said that he had memorized about 110 folk songs from his father who was an expert singer during those times. Stanzin said that during Bakston and Lzagang, his father even used to travel to neighbouring villages singing folk songs. He said that during those times there were no gadgets for recording these songs. Emphasizing upon the youth to take interest in traditional folk songs, Tsering Stanzin said that folk songs are soothing and melodious with projection of rich cultural heritage of the region.

He added that modern songs do not make an impact as compare to folk songs which are evergreen. He also hailed AIR, Leh and Cultural Academy for reviving this heritage through recordings and broadcasting at different levels.

The workshop was attended by Tsering Nurboo Martse, president LCF, Tashi Morup, Programme Director, LAMO, Dr Sonam Wangchok, Founder/secretary, HCHF, distinguished scholars and and student from Govt. Boys senior Secondary School Leh

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