“Half the Music is Gone Without Him” – Tributes to the Late Tibetan Musician Dubey

Sonntag, 28.02.2016, 22:19 Uhr | Kategorie(n): Kultur, News Allgemein

High Peaks Pure Earth is saddened by the news of the passing of Dubey on February 27 at 10:30pm in a hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Dubey, from Amdo province, was a prominent, respected and much loved singer and songwriter, he was affectionately known as the ‘Cuckoo of the Snowland’ – Gangjong Khuchuk.

Dubey rose to fame in the 1980s through his albums and he also composed many classic contemporary Tibetan songs such as “The Sound of Unity” by Sherten and “Land of Snows” by Dekyi Tsering. Dubey would sing in a traditional Amdo style (dunglen) and famously introduced the mandolin to Tibetan music.

News of his passing has circulated quickly amongst Tibetan netizens on social media such as Weibo and WeChat. Ever since going into hospital for medical treatment, Tibetan writers such as Theurang and Kyabchen Dedrol had written tributes to Dubey and posted them online. Below are two poems from earlier this month and also a prose piece by Dungkar Yonten Gyatso.

Thank you to Bhuchung D. Sonam for sourcing the materials and for the timely translations.

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