Tashi Tsering Porangnga
Tashi Tsering Porangnga was born and brought up in Mundgod Tibetan settlement in South India. He did his primary schooling from the CST in the same settlement.
At age 17, he joined the Tibetan wing of the Indian army called Special Frontier Force, Establishment no. 22. He joined the army band learning mostly western music and pipe band. The band was called: "Thunder Bold". The band's debut concert in Dharamsala presented the famous score: Nobel Toe-yang, which was in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
He joined TIPA in 1996 to further his musical thirst to learn traditional Tibetan music. He remains grateful to the organisation, which made him possible to play all the Tibetan musical instruments in three years. With that knowledge, his conscious made him to teach young Tibetans, which he is presently doing at the Tibetan SOS Children's Village in Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement in South India.
So far, he has taught about 170 students, who can sing, dance and play Tibetan instruments like Da-nyen, Yang-chin, Pi-wang and Te-ling. He takes this in his stride.
In between his school curriculam, he has managed to present several live concerts in Tibetan settlements in South India. He has produced two albums, which are running successfully within the Tibetan community