** all-ages folk and children's music from east asia **

Two years ago, Dan and I met a great Tibetan musician, Techung, who had just released his own family music album of original and traditional Tibetan songs. He graciously introduced me to this fantastic jump rope song. Sisi sima means “gentle, like a breeze,” and describes a set of motions involving a peacock and other birds that can also be performed by the jump-ropers. Ms. Sonam Lhamo (ex tipa) and three young students from her Tibetan Sunday School sing this song with joy and energy, accompanied by Mr. Cossin on percussion. It is rounded out with flute, fiddle, and jaw harp.


Sonam Lhamo (ex tipa), vocals
Tenzin Sangmo, vocals
Tenzin Kunsel, vocals
Tenzin Choeyang, vocals
Domenica Fossati, flute
David Cossin, percussion
Dan Zanes, jaw harp
Elena, violin and vocals

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