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From: China Tibet Online 2011-08-02 09:32:00
by: Eric Zhang
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Foreign traveler with a free soul

Well-known for its rich highland style and colorful culture, Tibet in the southwest of China always attracts people from all over the world.

Today let’s get to know a musician from Austria, Watt.

With a Chinese name Wen Jie, Watt has been to Tibet for three times since 1999. He is a person full of dreams, like a ‘musical note’ with a free soul.

The foreigner who is singing aloud in the rape flower field is Wen Jie. He wrote a special song named “Gao Gao Gao” for Tibet during his third trip to Lhasa.

Wen Jie came from the Alps. He majored in Oriental Culture in college. He got to know Tibet because of his music dreams and his affection towards plateaus. His first trip to Tibet dated back to 1999 when it took him two days to get to Lhasa from Qinghai by bus, while nowadays either by train or by plane is easily accessible.

During the two-month trip in Tibet, the longest stay he ever makes, he hopes to get a profound understanding of the ancient Tibetan culture. Wen Jie often visits folk artists and therefore experiences the authentic Tibetan folk arts.

When the performance of Intangible Cultural Heritage was put on stage in Lhasa, Wen Jie went to the theater much earlier than the opening time. He was deeply absorbed in the Tibetan dance costumes and folk arts during the show.

The famous Tibetan composer Dr. Joka was so impressed by Wen Jie’s “Gao Gao Gao” that he translated the song into Tibetan language on the second day after meeting Wenjie.

This is Wen Jie, a musician from Austria. You could still find him passing through streets and lanes with his instruments in Lhasa, sometimes playing solo in front of the Jokhang Temple, and sometimes singing aloud in the nature.

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