Dates 5 Apr '13 to 8 Apr '13
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Est. Cost 1 - 10,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name The talking rapper of Gesar
When talking rapper was talked upon, how do you like that kind of artist? Well, people who have their Tibet travel may meet some special talking rappers. In Tibet, there is a group of people that telling the story about the Gesar King through talking and singing. We always call them"the talking rapper of Gesar".Tourists go to China and Tibet travel to listen the story as a precious wealth from Tibetan ancient time.
"Gesar King" is Tibetan's famous long history,the longest one in the world, about the hero King Gesar. It tells the compelling narratives of Gesar's life,includes more than 100 sections. This story is spread by two ways mainly,the one way is talking and singing and another way is writing and lettering.Generally speaking, talking and singing is the popular form among Tibetans. Talking rappers hand on the oral story from one generation to another, which also have lots of legends in their life.
According to the traditional old sayings,there are at least seven type of talking rappers. Now we will introduce.The first one is called "dreaming talking rappers". They will hear and remember the long story through their dreams. The second one is called " insight talking rappers",which get inspiration by chance after experienced some thing and learn the talking. The third one is "learned talking rappers",learned the stroy from others.The forth one is "chanting talking rappers" which can read and write so that they always tell and sing with the book.The fifth one is "wealth hidden talking rappers" that full of mystery which Tibetans believe the tellers have endless wealth in their heart in order to write down the long stroy. The sixth one is "mirror talking rappers", who can see what was then in the mirror. The seventh one is "Tibetan-dig talking rappers" that dig into the classical books of Gesar in cryptic cave or other arcane place.
Among all the talking rappers, the most fantastic one is "dreaming talking rappers".They said that they dream some strange dreams in childhood. Some of the tellers even have slept several days and dream a lot. In their dreams they saw the pictures of Gesar times that how Gesar became a king and his experience. After the tellers wake up, they must get serous illness for some days and make a new name when recover. At that time, they hold a strong willing to talk and sing the story of Gesar that the talking and singing lasts several days, several months, several years even life time.
No one knows the reason of origin of talking and singing as every one knows the story has millions of words. Talking rappers have attracted many artists and tourists coming to Tibet to research.
The talking rapper of Gesar
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