Morup Namgyal
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Morup Namgyal
Morup Namgyal
Born Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Occupation Folk musician
Composer
Dramatist
Known for Ladakhi folk songs
Awards Padma Shri

Morup Namgyal is an Indian folk musician, composer and dramatist,[1] known for his contributions for the revival of Ladakhi and Tibetan folk music tradition.[2] He is reported to have traveled across the Ladakhi region in the 1960s and documented the songs of the region which has assisted in the preservation of the regional musical tradition.[3] He is one of the founders of Lamdon Social Welfare Society and Lamdon School, a not-for-profit institution promoting the cultural heritage of Ladakh.[3] Noted as an active figure in Ladakhi society,[4] he is a member of the advisory board of the Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO).[1] and has contested in the Assembly Elections from the Lingshed constituency, though unsuccessfully.[5] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2004, for his contributions to Indian music.[6] His life has been made into a documentary, The Song Collector, directed by Erik Koto.[7]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Who We Are". Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Erich Kasten (1999). Bicultural Education in the North. Waxmann Verlag. ISBN 9783830956518. 
  3. ^ a b "Synopsis". The Song Collector. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Lhu tang Lhuyangs' book on Ladakhi folksongs released". Reach Ladakh. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Epilogue, Vol 4, Issue 12. Epilogue Press. 
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "About". The Song Collector. 2015. Retrieved 2015. 

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