Film, Video Homegrown: Tenzin Choegyal

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Title
Homegrown: Tenzin Choegyal
Summary
Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan/Australian artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador, widely considered one of the world's finest musicians with Tibetan heritage. He feels a particular connection to the music of the high Himalayan plateau and, as a son of Tibetan nomads, he remains dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of his ancestors. Choegyal is a master of the lingbu (bamboo flute) and the dranyen (three-stringed lute) but is best known for his extraordinary vocal ability and performance of droklu, the nomadic music of his parents. Choegyal's original compositions are inspired by Buddhist texts and poetry, traditional nomadic songs and playful folk tunes that reflect the experiences of the Tibetan people. He also embraces opportunities to take his music into more contemporary, uncharted territory, both in the studio and on stage. Choegyal is a regular at festivals and events in throughout Australia, and has performed in New Zealand, Japan, India, Germany, Bali, Bangladesh, New Caledonia, Russia and the United States. He has nine independent albums, three of them with his fusion band Tibet2Timbuk2. His collaborative albums include "The Last Dalai Lama" with Philip Glass and "Songs from the Bardo" with Laurie Anderson and Jesse Paris Smith -- a moving interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award.
Event Date
June 30, 2021
Running Time
35 minutes 2 seconds
Online Format
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