Friday 2014/04/18

Radio / Soyala: Contemporary Tibetan Music

Soyala: Contemporary Music Dolma Sither plays the latest songs sweeping Tibet and the exile Tibetan world as well as the classic oldies from the 80s and 90s. Soyala is one of the few places where you will hear interviews with the musicians you love as they talk about their music and the ideas they are exploring in their work.

  • Schedule: Friday & Saturday
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20


April 11, 2014

White Crane Episode

This week's Soyala plays songs based on the composition of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso's poem which some say foretold of his next birth. "White crane lend me your wings. I will not fly far. From Lithang I shall return." The 7th Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso was born in Lithang, Kham (Eastern Tibet)


April 04, 2014

TIPA Episode

This week's episode of Soyala plays songs performed and sung by members of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts based in Dharamsala, North India.


March 28, 2014

Self-immolation Songs

Soyala plays songs dedicated by Tibetan singers in exile to the self-immolators and their families. Over 130 known self-immolations have taken place inside Tibet since February, 2009 by individuals of various social backgrounds including monks, nuns, mothers, grandparents, nomads, and teens to protest the Chinese government's repressive policies towards Tibetans.


March 21, 2014

Happy Springtime

Soyala welcomes spring with some love songs. Happy Listening!


March 14, 2014

80's Episode

This week's episode plays songs released in the 1980s. 


February 28, 2014

Losar Tashi Delek

Soyala wishes its listeners a very happy and healthy Losar!


February 21, 2014

Children's Song Episode

Enjoy a few good old children's songs in this week's episode of Soyala. 


February 14, 2014

Valentines Day Episode

Listen to some romantic Tibetan songs on this Valentines day. 


January 31, 2014

Recent 2014 Release

Soyala plays songs released in the beginning of 2014 by Tibetan singers inside Tibet and the Diaspora community. 


January 24, 2014

Listener's Request Episode 1

This week's episode plays songs requested by few of our Soyala listeners. 


January 17, 2014

Gepe Episode

Soyala plays songs released by Gepe, a Tibetan singer from Amdo Ngaba, who disappeared without a trace after the release of his album in 2012. His songs indicated the wish of victory for the Dalai Lama, the pain of separation for Tibetans, the strong desire for unity of Tibetans, and sadness of the recent tragic incidences of self-immolation inside Tibet. 


January 10, 2014

Dadon La Episode

Soyala plays songs released by a popular Tibetan singer, Dadon Dawa Dolma, who was born in Tibet in 1968 and is currently based in the United States. She obtained her music degree at the music department of Central Institute for Minorities in Beijing in 1985. Her music is often characterized by a mixture of traditional and popular folklore, which is appreciated by many. 


December 20, 2013

Female Singers Episode

Soyala plays songs by Tibetan female singers including Jamyang Kyi's 'Jigten Ki Khorwa' and Dadon's 'Tsewai Phayul.' 


December 13, 2013

You and I Episode

Soyala plays songs that expresses love, admiration, and appreciation. 


December 04, 2013

Karma Emchi aka Shapaley

Soyala interviews Karma Emchi aka Shapaley on his latest release, "The Tibetan Alphabet." Karma Emchi is a Tibetan rapper based in Zurich, Switzerland. 


November 15, 2013

Rapper, Tenzin Seungyi

Soyala interviews Tenzin Seungyi, a Tibetan singer from Austria. 


November 01, 2013

Norbu Sangpo

Soyala interviews Tibetan singer Norbu Sangpo from Belgium. 


October 25, 2013

Jampa Tsering Continuation

In this week's episode of Soyala, we continue our discussion on Jampa Tsering la's songs including the famous Aro Khampa, and Namkhae Lhamo.


October 18, 2013

Jampa Tsering

Soyala interviews Tenzin Lhundup la about the music of late Jampa Tsering, a Tibetan singer from Lhasa. 


October 04, 2013

Songs from Tibet

This week's episode of Soyala plays songs from Tibet including Dukar Yak's 2013 release such as Himalaya and Gangla Metok. The episode also includes a song called Doktsa Chigdril (in Tibetan:unity) by Lobsang, Dawa Lobsang, Choetso Kyi, and Traying emphasizing on the significance of Education in preserving Tibetan culture and tradition.


September 27, 2013

Tibetan Rap

Soyala plays rap songs recorded by Tibetan artist living in Europe including Karma Norbu also known as Shapaley, Tenzin Dawa Tsona, and Tenchoe. 


September 13, 2013

Kunga 2013 Release

Soyala plays recently released songs by one of the most popular Tibetan singer, Kunga Phuntsok. Kunga was born on Septermber 3, 1981 in Eastern Tibet. After graduating from Kangding public school in 1999, he went to the prestigious Sichuan province music school for three years to study music. Kunga's first album 'Reguk' became an instant hit inside Tibet and the Tibetan Diaspora. He is the eldest discipline of yet another music legend of Tibet, Yadong. 


September 09, 2013

Norbu Samdup 2013 Release

Soyala plays songs released by Norbu Samdup, a Tibetan singer from Lhasa, Tibet in the year 2013. Samdup has participated in various song competitions since his childhood winning him many awards and recognition for his singing talent at a very young age.


August 23, 2013

Yudrug Tsendep August 2013 Release

In this episode of Soyala, we present you with newly released songs by Yudrug Tsendep, a popular music band from Tibet. 


August 20, 2013

Songs from Kham

This episode of Soyala plays songs from Kham, Eastern Tibet.


July 26, 2013

Singers in the West

This episode of Soyala plays songs by Tibetan singers living in the west including Switzerland, Germany, and the United States.


July 17, 2013

Lumo Tso

Soyala plays songs such as Chang Shaenpo, Alla Yeh, Khedang Ngayi Tsewa, and Chulen Bhumo released in 2013 by Lumo Tso, a Tibetan singer from Tibet.


July 17, 2013

Tibetan Female Singers

In this episode of Soyala, we present you with songs recorded by Tibetan female singers from Tibet and the Tibetan Diaspora.
Happy listening!


July 15, 2013

Tsering Gyurmey

Soyala plays songs released by Tsering Gyurmey, one of the most liked Tibetan singer from Nepal. Tsering Gyurme produced his first record 'Tsewai Lama' in 1997. Since then, he has consistently produced over ten albums and travelled around the world to perform at various concerts.


July 05, 2013

Released in 2013

Soyala plays songs released in the year 2013 including the popular song, 'Nyingjemo la' by Tsering Gyurmey, a Tibetan singer from Nepal.


July 05, 2013

Happy Birthday Kundun

Soyala wishes His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama a very happy and healthy 78th birthday.


June 28, 2013

Tibetan Singers in Exile

Soyala plays songs from Tibetan singers in India, Nepal, and the United States. This show is dedicated to all the Tibetan music fans inside Tibet and the Tibetan Diaspora.


June 24, 2013

Love Songs

This week's Soyala plays a wide range of Tibetan love songs including Yudrug Tsendep's Dren Pe She Chung, Sherten's Tsathang Dolma, Riga Tawo's Beautiful Girl, and more. Enjoy listening!

Soyala: Contemporary Music Dolma Sither plays the latest songs sweeping Tibet and the exile Tibetan world as well as the classic oldies from the 80s and 90s. Soyala is one of the few places where you will hear interviews with the musicians you love as they talk about their music and the ideas they are exploring in their work.

  • Schedule: Friday & Saturday
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20
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