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Sweet Little Cuckoo

Sweet Little Cuckoo
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Join us for an introduction to layé, a captivating genre of Tibetan song in which singers extemporize lyrics that are almost always about love! In an illustrated talk, ethnomusicologist Yin Zhuoma of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, discusses the forms and styles of layé, as well as the unique spectacle of the large-scale layé performances at the annual June Festival in Rebkong.

Yin Zhuoma

Yin Zhuoma

Yin Zhuoma is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Her research area is the music of Tibet, with a focus on the layé song genre of Amdo. Originally from Rebkong, she received an MA in Music from the Northwestern Normal University. She is the author of several journal and conference articles on Tibetan music and traditional festivals, as well as an accomplished musician and singer.


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