G.yung 'brug: Danba Tibetan Culture Collection

The World Oral Literature Project is pleased to host the Danba Tibetan Collection, deposited by G.yung 'brug. This collection is based on G.yung 'brug's work with his own Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Tibetan Village located in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China from 2008-2010. The material includes Bon Offering Chanting, traditional Tibetan dancing, wedding speeches, folktales, and folk songs. Please also see or download a publication by the author on Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Language, and Folklore in Rgyas bzang Village, published in Asian Highlands Perspectives 15, from the archive here.

Collection Details:

Collection: Danba Tibetan Collection
Collector: Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Tibetan Village
Date(s): 2008-2010
Language(s): Tibetan


1. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Traditional Tibetan Dancing (Part 1)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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2. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Tibetan Dancing (Part 2)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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3. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Tibetan Dancing (Part 3)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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4. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Tibetan Dancing (Part 4)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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5. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Tibetan Dancing (Part 5)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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6. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Bon Offering Chanting

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes villagers dancing and singing eulogizing snow mountains.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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7. Rgyas bzang Tibetan Village: Dran glu (Songs Missing Home)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The songs are sung by Ms. A mtsho (b.~1965) and Mr. Dbu rdo (b.~1955).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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8. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Dran glu (Songs Missing Home)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The songs are sung by Ms. A mtsho (b.~1965) and Mr. Dbu rdo (b.~1955).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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9. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Dran glu (Songs Missing Home)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The songs are sung by Ms. A mtsho (b.~1965) and Mr. Dbu rdo (b.~1955).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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10. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech in 2008 (Part 1)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features village sgom ba chanting on the night of the wedding day.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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11. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech in 2008 (Part 2)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features village sgom ba chanting on the night of the wedding day.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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12. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech in 2008 (Part 3)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features village sgom ba chanting on the night of the wedding day.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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13. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech in 2008 (Part 4)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features village sgom ba chanting on the night of the wedding day.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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14. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech in 2008 (Part 5)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2008 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features village sgom ba chanting on the night of the wedding day.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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15. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech (Part 1)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2010 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features a wedding speech on the night of the wedding day. Elders gather in the groom or brides home and offer speeches wishing auspiciousness for the new couple. They speak addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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16. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech (Part 2)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2010 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features a wedding speech on the night of the wedding day. Elders gather in the groom or brides home and offer speeches wishing auspiciousness for the new couple. They speak addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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17. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Speech (Part 3)

G.yung 'brug (b. 1985) recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2010 in his home village of Rgysa bzang (Jizong), Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film features a wedding speech on the night of the wedding day. Elders gather in the groom or brides home and offer speeches wishing auspiciousness for the new couple. They speak addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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18. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Introduction and Bugong sang yangtan (Part 1)

G.yung ‘brung a naitve of Rgyas rdzong Village, introduces himself and tells a story about Bugong sang yangtan.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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19. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Introduction and Bugong sang yangtan (Part 2)

G.yung ‘brung a naitve of Rgyas rdzong Village, introduces himself and tells a story about Bugong sang yangtan.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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20. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Introduction and Bugong sang yangtan (Part 3)

G.yung ‘brung a naitve of Rgyas rdzong Village, introduces himself and tells a story about Bugong sang yangtan.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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21. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Three Brothers (A Story)

G.yung ‘brung a naitve of Rgyas rdzong Village, tells Three Brothers, a story.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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22. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: The Origin of Barley (A Story)

G.yung ‘brung a naitve of Rgyas rdzong Village, tells The Origin of Barley, a story.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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23. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Tshon dpona nor bu bzang po (A Story)

Ge tes zla bo (Mchas ba bkra shis; b.~1945) told G.Yung ‘brug (b.1985) this story in 2010. Successful businessman, Nor bu bzang po, is urged by his sister to not leave home to do business because she had noticed that a servant wanted to kill Nor bu bzang po. Finally, Nor bu bzang po and his sister use a magic container to return home and recover their property.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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24. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Uncle Dunba Tricks the Landlord

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), a native of Rgyas rdzong Village, tells an Uncle Dunba story – a story about the infamous Tibetan trickster.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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25. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Songs (Part 1)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes wedding songs that are sung during the night of the wedding day. Elders gater in the groom or brides home and sing to offer auspiciousness to the new couple. They sing addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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26. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Songs (Part 2)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes wedding songs that are sung during the night of the wedding day. Elders gather in the groom or brides home and sing to offer auspiciousness to the couple. They sing addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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27. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: Wedding Songs (Part 3)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. The film includes wedding songs that are sung during the night of the wedding day. Elders gather in the groom or brides home and sing to offer auspiciousness to the couple. They sing addressing, in order, Buddha, mountain deities, and the new couple and their descendants.
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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28. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: An Offering Song and a Story (Part 4)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. A story about a Buddhist family related through talking and singing by Mr.Dbu rdo (b.~1955).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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29. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: An Offering Song and a Story (Part 5)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. A story about a Buddhist family related through talking and singing by Mr.Dbu rdo (b.~1955).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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30. Rgysa bzang Tibetan Village: An Offering Song and a Story (Part 6)

G. yung ‘brug (b.1985), recorded this video material during the Lo sar (Tibetan New Year period) of 2009 in his village in Rgysa bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. A story about a Buddhist family related through talking and singing by Mr.Dbu rdo (b.~1955) and Ms.A mtsho (b.~1965).
Author(s): G.yung 'brug
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