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Echoes from Dharamsala : music in the life of a Tibetan refugee community

Author: Keila Diehl
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
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In this book, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than 40 years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile.
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Diehl, Keila.
Echoes from Dharamsala.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002
(DLC) 2001005934
(OCoLC)48053765
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keila Diehl
ISBN: 9780520936003 0520936000 0585468788 9780585468785 0520230434 9780520230439 0520230442 9780520230446
OCLC Number: 52996458
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 312 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction : Theory at home and in the field --
Dharamsala : a resting place to pass through --
"There is a tension in our hearts" : constructing the rich cultural heritage of Tibet --
Taking refuge in (and from) India : film songs, angry mobs, and other exilic pleasures and fears --
The West as surrogate Shangri-La : rock and roll and rangzen as style and ideology --
The nail that sticks up gets hammered down : making modern Tibetan music --
Little jolmo bird in the willow grove : crafting Tibetan song lyrics --
A peek through ragged tent flaps and Heaven's door : concerts that rupture and bond --
Conclusion : Cycles, echoes, and their implications.
Responsibility: Keila Diehl.

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"Beautifully written, highly engaged....exceptional... caught between tradition and modernity."--American Ethnography

 
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