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Friday, June 13, 2008

Plateau [Tibetan, Naxi and Pumi] Music Project

13 Jun 2008

Plateau [Tibetan, Naxi and Pumi] Music Project

Gerald Roche, Nationalities Department, Qinghai Education College, Xining, Qinghai, PRC

"The Tibetan Endangered Music Project was founded in order to preserve endangered songs on the Tibetan Plateau. Most of this music will disappear in the next decade. Our members, all local volunteers from the English Training Program at Qinghai Normal University, Qinghai Province, PR China, have since 2005 recorded more than five hundred Tibetan traditional songs. Beginning in late 2007, our project expanded to record endangered songs of other ethnic minority groups such as the Naxi and Pumi ethnicities in China's Yunnan Province. To reflect this new diversity, we have changed our name to the Plateau Music Project."

Supplied note:
"We are pleased to announce that the Plateau Music Project has two more posts on our website. One post contains a paper in English and Chinese, introducing the history, methods and achievements of the project. The other post contains three songs recorded by one of our members from Mianning County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Suchuan Province, PR China. - tm."

Site contents [in Jun 2008]:
* Songs recorded by Luodu Aga; * The Plateau Music Project: Grass-roots Cultural Preservation on the Tibetan Plateau [a paper by Tsering Bum and Gerald Roche]; * Welcome to the Plateau Music Project;

[A tri-lingual (EN, CN, TIB) site - ed.]


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Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:16:57 +0800
From: "Tibetan Music" (
Subject: Plateau Music Project
Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Plateau Music Project website. We will be updating our webpage regularly, featuring text, audio, and video about our work. All entries are in English, Tibetan and Chinese.

We welcome comments and suggestions from you to make our better.

To see the website, please follow the link below:

To donate to our project, please follow the link below:


Tsering Bum
Project Officer
Plateau Music Project

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