Who ever thought that pounding down and smoothing out the clay floors or roofs in Tibet could be such a musical and communial experience. This particular group is working on the roof of the Jokhang temple in Lhasa which is the most important temple and spiritual centre of Tibet. After the song was over another lady would come around and pour water to keep the floor damp and another song would start up again.
I wonder what kind of reaction a bunch of burly constructions workers in North America would get if they appproached their work in a similar musical fashion?
Travels in Tibet: Jokhang Roof Workers 10.9 megs 1:44 min Quicktime
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