This is a one-off opportunity to experience world class musicians playing original music drawn from ancient traditions.
The evocative blend of nomadic song and Indian rhythm will take you on an emotional journey to the high country.
Singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create original compositions which uniquely express his cultural heritage. He is an outstanding composer/ performer with a great depth of musical knowledge, intuition and inventiveness, and is highly regarded by other performers from all genres. A son of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin recalls his father’s mastery of the lingbu (bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing and attributes much of his passion to those early influences. Tenzin is a master of the lingbu, the Tibetan nomad’s instrument of choice, and the dranyen (three-stringed lute), and is well-known for his extraordinary vocal ability.
Indian tabla player Shen Flindell first began learning tabla in Melbourne from Sri Debapriya Bhattacharya and in 1994 went to the holy city of Varanasi, India to study under Pt. Kaviraj Ashutosh (“Ashu Babu”) Bhattacharya, a great tabla master of the Benares Gharana of tabla. Since his initiation into the Benares Gharana, Shen has become one of Australia’s leading tabla players and is highly regarded in the thriving Indian classical music scene in Japan.
Sarangi master Sangeet Mishra comes from a long line of sarangi masters from India’s holiest city, Varanasi, and has performed with leading artists in India and around the world. He first learned to play sarangi from his father Pandit Santosh Mishra, received advanced training from his grandfathers Maestro Bhagwan Das and Maestro Narayan Das Mishra and was considered by his seniors and gurus to be a child prodigy.
Concert catering by Tibetan Kitchen – Momos & Chai will be available – all proceeds go towards supporting Tibetan orphans in India.