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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Ngawang
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tenzin Ngawang is a former student and instructor at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India. Ngawang is currently the instructor of Tibetan dance and music at the Tibetan Cultural Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), dance, music, opera, plays, including teaching and performing, decision to come to the United States, touring the U.S., lack of traditional arts, differences and similarities in students in India and the U.S., differences and similarities between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture and lifestyle, adjusting to life in Minnesota, community, including support and challenges, future goals, Tibetan Cultural Center, preserving culture, American influences, weather, transportation, Tibet.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:01:36 running time
Creation Narrator: Ngawang, Tenzin
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/21/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.12
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'