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Tenzin Choegyal Tibetan Musician
June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$3030
Tibetan-Australian musician Tenzin Choegyal performing “Be the Mountain” at MIRA on Monday 13th June 2pm.
Connecting and inspiring through sound, song and imagination.
A musical journey to the heart of Tibet evoking the vastness of space and the beauty of the Himalayan plateau.
One of the world’s finest Tibetan musicians, Tenzin Choegyal’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos have enchanted audiences around the globe. A son of Tibetan nomads, he feels a particular connection to the music of the Himalayan plateau and remains dedicated to preserving Tibet’s musical traditions. At the same time, he effortlessly embraces diverse genres and musical styles, bringing Tibetan music firmly into a contemporary setting. He collaborates with artists from all streams of contemporary music including major works for stage and film with Philip Glass and his Grammy-nominated album Songs from the Bardo with Laurie Anderson. As Tenzin often remarks, sound has no boundaries. He sees music is a universal form of communication and a powerful medium for cultural exchange. “Performing gives me a stage where I can connect with others, raise awareness of important issues and encourage mutual understanding of the diversity of humanity.”
For Tenzin music is life, no matter where he is. “My music has evolved through my own journey from Tibet to India to Australia and around the world. But wherever I am in the world, my music also connects me to my homeland of Tibet.” At the same time, while never wavering in his efforts to keep these traditions alive, Tenzin firmly believes an even more precious legacy is that of Tibetan warm-heartedness, as personified by Tibet’s spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.