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MYSTICAL TIBET CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUEST AMA JETSUN PEMA

Posted by on 17 Jan 2018 | Tagged as: Evening Events, Uncategorized

MYSTICAL TIBET CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUEST AMA JETSUN PEMA

An evening of story and song, with the Dalai Lama’s revered sister, Jetsun Pema la with Meshel Laurie, and the Camerata and Tenzin Choegyal.

An evening of story and song, with the Dalai Lama’s revered sister, Jetsun Pema la with Meshel Laurie, and the Camerata and Tenzin Choegyal.

The Festival of Tibet is thrilled to be welcoming back Jetsun Pema la, sister of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and UNESCO medal winning educational reformer and activist as part of Mystical Tibet alongside Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.

Affectionately known by Tibetans as ‘Ama la’ (respected mother), Jetsun Pela la has had 42 years as director of the Tibetan Children’s Village schools (established in India to care for and educate for Tibetan refugee children). She was elected the first Minister for Women in the Tibetan Government in Exile. Joining Ama la on stage in conversation is the marvelous Meshel Laurie, author of several books including her latest release, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy.

Ending Ama la’s talk will be the awe-inspiring collaboration that is Mystical Tibet. The award winning Camerata–Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and renowned Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal have been collaborating for over a decade and perform sublime interpretations of Tenzin’s original compositions. “It’s a completely new genre of music, what we might call Tibetan Folk Chamber Music. And as far as we can tell Tenzin is the first Tibetan musician to write and perform with a Western classical group.” ABC RN

Join us for a fabulous night of story and song that is not to be missed. 

1000 STORIES – Michael Leunig and Tenzin Choegyal and friend

Posted by on 17 Jan 2018 | Tagged as: Evening Events

1,000 STORIES – Michael Leunig and Tenzin Choegyal and friend
7.30pm Friday 28th April (Powerhouse Theatre) – $30/35 

An image speaks a thousand words, while beautiful music can take an audience on a journey of encyclopaedic proportion!

Join legendary artist and cultural commentator Michael Leunig as he creates original artworks live on stage, accompanied and animated by Tenzin Choegyal and friends’ evocative music. Leunig’s unique talented artistry and philosophy is simple, soulful and mystical.

The music and the art will be reflective of the theme, ‘Nurturing the Earth’ and will truly be a feast for the senses and the soul. Tenzin will be joined on stage by Shen Flindell on Tabla and Marcello Milani on Guitar and Vocals (Tibet2Timbuk2), as well as Michael Askill on gongs and singing bowl and Richard Grantham on Viola.