Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Bhutanese Folktale Project on New Hampshire Public Radio

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Sam Evans Brown produced "An Oral History Project for New Hampshire's Bhutanese Community" for NHPR.  

Through my work with the NH Humanities Council, I'm continuing to record folktales told by new Americans from Bhutan. Recently, we recorded in a Laconia neighborhood with the Jogi family and Jenna Carroll-Plante of the Laconia Historical Society.  The neighborhood is on a hill, and the Bhutanese families call this neighborhood Dadagang,  meaning Village of Hills in Nepali.  The stories people tell are funny and earthy and sometimes very sad. We even heard a Bhutanese Cinderella tale, with a goat who turns to gold!  You can listen to some stories at Story Connections

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