Sunday, February 24, 2013

Make Ugyen Panday and Minzuk the Brand Ambassador of DDC



Ugyen and Minzuk, Ningtingles of Bhutan
Few months ago, my blogger friend. Passang, wrote on his blog about why Mr. Ugyen Pandy should be made a brand Aambassador of  DDC. You can read what wrote here. Besides Ugyen's talent, Passang in his short article wrote about what Ugyen can really do to our DDC, who at the moment is fighting an uphill battle in preserving and promoting our language; -Dzongkha
Here is what I wrote on his blog:
Passu,

I agree with you. Tell me who is not a fan of Ugyen Pandey? His songs have changed the the dimension of Bhutanese Music industry. Today if we carefully make an observation, there are many Dzongkha songs and dances being performed on stages everywhere in the schools. This indicates our younger generations' love for our language. It only need to be simple and touching, just like the songs of Mr. Ugyen.

And as you said a little bit of investment for Ugyen's and Minzuk's (italics added later) mucic career by DDC can even do miracles...Who knows?
Today I want to suggest one more name. How about Mrs. Minzuk Lhamo? This less-talking, but more-singing lady, I think has her own charm and talents too. If explored well, could do wonders in further promoting our Dzongkha language. 

I am a clumsy singer. I have voice worse than a donkey. Therefore in my bygone days, my friends used to laugh at me when ever I try to sing a song. My wife still does and my daughters often correct me in lyrics.

But now with Ugyen and Minzuk in the center stage, I found a renewed passion for Bhuranese music.  All over! I am deeply in love with their voice. Their lyrics and music always brought me inexpressible joy. I am confident that there are thousands of other Bhutanese who share my feelings.

When ever these duo sing together, it melts my heart. I feel romantic. I feel young. I sing along aloud.  I am less song-murderer than I used to be in my past. I am happy about it.  I am now getting the lyrics correct!!

In singing and thus in touching hearts, I think this duo has done a miracle. May be our DDC can capitalize on this miracle too.



1 comment:

  1. SInging is done with keeping written script infront!! I think for DDC what we need is how well known we are in Dzongkha, how well we can speak and deliver it... Yea we are fan of them, we are fan of their voice, voice which they corrected the pronounciation, who knows there are spelling error in the script? simply my view!!

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