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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Ngawang
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.
1 hour sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:01:36 running time
Interviewee: Ngawang, Tenzin
Interviewer: Norbu, Dorjee T.
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in: Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 104 (Library Call Number)
AV2005.106.12 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'