Tibetan Music on In All Languages

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:00pm

This Sunday's In All Languages program will focus on exploring a variety of forms of Tibetan music, ranging from Buddhist ritual music, to opera, to contemporary recordings by Tibetan artists in exile. We will begin by listening to recordings of Buddhist rites performed by Tibetan monks in Bhutan, followed by a selection of other examples of Buddhist chants. About halfway through the program we will shift our focus to Tibetan opera, where we will hear a portion of a recording of the Ache Lhamo, which is influenced by both Buddhist rites and Tibetan folklore. Finally, we will shift our attention to the contemporary music of Yungchen Lhamo, a Tibetan singer living in exile in New York City.