Thank you for joining Khabda as we explored and discussed the social impact of Anu Ranglug's music!
For the fourth Machik Khabda, we were truly excited to feature the phenomenal, contemporary Tibetan rap and hip hop artist duo, ANU RANGLUG. ANU released their first song in 2016 and since then, their music have garnered popular attention across Tibetan communities in Tibet and in diaspora. Not only that, their recent performances on the Chinese singing competition show Singer have generated further acclaim for their talent and efforts amongst mainstream Chinese audiences. Through this Khabda gathering, we hoped people got the chance to seriously consider ANU's creative production and ask: what does it mean to fly?
As information on ANU is limited on the internet, especially in English language, we felt that this gathering left us with more questions than answers. We hope that these questions will guide us on the path for further exploration and education, and we hope that you will continue to cary forward the spirit of Khabda in your local communities. For more info on ANU, click here.
WHAT IS KHABDA?
Khabda in Tibetan means an informal chat or conversation. In the spirit of transgressing the boundaries between contemporary Tibet and the global context, Machik is launching Khabda as a platform for local communities world-wide to explore books, film, art, music and other Tibetan cultural forms emerging from inside Tibet today.
On a set day every second month, each Khabda will focus on a specific reading or viewing selection curated by the Machik team or a guest convener. Some sessions will spotlight a Tibetan storyteller or dynamic cultural producer, while others will feature a theme or topic that is trending in cultural conversations inside Tibet.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CONVERSATION
Machik's Khabda is a global conversation. That means we'll be organizing Khabda gatherings in local communities world-wide. Venues will range from coffee shops and living rooms to campus dorms and restaurants. Some will be a group of friends gathering over afternoon tea, while others could be a potluck dinner or after-dinner drinks at a local watering-hole. Each local conversation will be unique, and we'll be looking forward to hearing about each one through the hashtag #machikkhabda on social media. See you there!
To learn more about becoming a local Khabda host in your community, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the host form.