Vision Himalaya Ladakh organises month-long traditional music workshop

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Mar 14, 2021
Leh :

A month-long traditional Ladakhi music workshop organised by Vision Himalaya Ladakh concluded on March 14.

More than 20 students from all parts of Ladakh took part in the musical workshop every day for 2 hours at SECMOL building, Housing Colony Leh. Students both male and female aged between 12 to 45 years enthusiastically took part and learned to play Ko-Pongs (Ladakhi traditional guitar) from Angdu Dorjey Khiu.

Angdu Dorjey Khiu is one of the best musicians to play Ko-Pongs, a unique Himalayan nomadic traditional instrument. Until some years there were only a few people in Ladakh who could play Ko pongs but today with the help of such a workshop the number of Go-Pong musicians is growing.

Vision Himalaya Ladakh thanked Angdu Khiu for his dedicated time and teaching and SECMOL for proving the beautiful solar active building to carry out the workshop. 

Lama Samten, Founding President, Vision Himalaya Ladakh said, “We will work do our best to preserve and protect Ladakh's unique heritage and strive to make modern Ladakh keeping the ancient wisdom and culture intact.”

Vision Himalaya Ladakh is a charitable society working to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Ladakh. Since its foundation, the society has been actively working in the field of education, health care, cultural exchange, and preservation programs.