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Lhasa Ballers: A Conversation with Tenzin Wangchuk, Founder of New Clothing Line, Union of Prophets

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Tenzin Wangchuk, A.K.A. Exiled Prophet, is a New York based Tibetan rapper and creative force behind the newly released clothing line, Union of Prophets. I sat down with Wangchuk recently to discuss his transition from rapper to designer. We met for dinner in Jackson Heights, at one of my favorite restaurants, Little Tibet, and discussed everything from the origins of American Hip Hop and it’s universal themes, his aspirations as a designer and activist, to addressing his concerns about the appropriation of Hip Hop and Black culture.

New Spaces For Tibetan Art: A Conversation With Nyema Droma, Founder of Himaalaya Studio Lhasa

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Nyema Droma is a Lhasa based photographer and recent graduate of the London College of Fashion, where she studied fashion styling and photography. Last summer I had the opportunity to attend her senior… Continue reading

Announcement! Meeting of Tibetans with Mixed Parentage – Summer 2014

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Hi everyone! Here is an exciting update from last week’s post regarding a gathering for Tibetans of mixed heritage! Please join us this summer in London for the very first gathering for Tibetans… Continue reading

Update – Results of the T+ Survey!

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Hi everyone! It’s time for the survey results from my last post aimed at all Tibetans of mixed parentage, like myself and my sister. Thank you to everyone who shared and completed the survey and… Continue reading

Are You A T+? Please Take Our Survey!

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Hi and Happy New Year! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post here on LD so I am pretty psyched that the subject of my first post in almost a year… Continue reading

Countdown

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No, not that awesome Beyonce song that totally rips off Audrey Hepburn’s boho dance in Funny Face and kinda looks like a tricked out Gap commercial, I’m talking about an actual countdown to something super… Continue reading

Upholding the Pledge: Lhakar in 2013

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Happy 2013 to all our readers out there! Now that the holidays are over it’s back to work here at LD. After a long and busy holiday I thought what better way to… Continue reading

Calling All Tsampa Eaters!

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Karma Emchi, better known as Shapaley, released his latest video today on Lhakar and within a just few hours “Tsampa” became another massive hit for the Swiss based rapper. “Tsampa” directed by Tenzin Wangchuk… Continue reading

Radiohead’s Unofficial Lhakar Pledge…and Maybe Bjork’s

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Earlier this week I landed in London and my on very first night out I got to see one of my favorite bands of all time… Radiohead!! I was super excited. The last… Continue reading

Learning Tibetan on Lhakar: Episode Four

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This week I wanted to share a video and some photos from my visit to the Sambhota Day School in Gankyi to show how these awesome young students observe Lhakar every Wednesday. From the… Continue reading