This Video of the Week, watch Tsangpa Sherpa perform Nga Sherpa Hyin, a rap about cultural pride, preservation of language and the importance of protecting culture. Tsangpa calls for parents, grandparents, sherpas, and the wider community to teach their language to children and youth in order to maintain their cultural heritage.
Though food and dress are part of what makes up a culture, they are not the only parts. In his rap, Tsangpa argues that culture is lost without language; language is what binds community and keeps it alive. Through language, Tsangpa finds a way to conserve cultural pride and heritage in a rapidly changing world.
Enjoy the video below.
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