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Dec 21, 2017

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Tsering Choeny, second from right
The whole Tibetan community and all who knew her were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ms Tsering Choenyi in a car accident at the early age of 29.
Tsering Choenyi was born on 24th March 1988, into a semi-nomadic family from Malep County in Yushu Prefecture. She was the eldest of three daughters of her father Lekchin and mother Tsering Choetso. From the age of seven Tsering Choenyi took a great interest in her traditional culture and later studied Tibetan performing arts. In 2016 she rose to fame as the singer of a song entitled Ngadang Nyimai Barthag which she performed on local radio and television, and which captured the public's imagination and was greatly admired. She also gained a great following from her impressive performances at various festivals of Tibetan culture in Tibet and from her performances on YouTube as well as other sound recordings.
In late 2016 she came to the U.K. as a member of the Tibetan delegation from Yushu Tibetan Prefecture. During this visit she performed at Tibet Foundation Day in the Conway Hall and at SOAS in London, and later in Manchester. In both venues her performance was highly acclaimed and it seemed that she had a great future ahead of her.
Tragically, earlier this month -- on 13th December 2017 – she was seriously injured in a car accident while on her way to Chamdo. She was taken to a local hospital in Chamdo but it was impossible to save her and she died later the same day.
Tsering was the main bread-winner in her family. Her father is disabled and Tsering left behind two younger sisters who are still studying at university. Her mother must now bear the burden of trying to make ends meet for a dependent family. Tsering's death at such a young age is a great loss both to the Tibetan performing arts community and especially to her family and friends.
Everyone who heard her sing will remember her and we at Tibet Foundation would like to help the family she has left behind, bearing in mind the needs of her disabled father and her two sisters at university. If you can help, please make a donation earmarked to The Tsering Choenyi Memorial Fund.
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