Saturday, March 14th, 8:00 pm
For Tibet with Love
A concert featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Nhuchhe Narayan & Friends
at The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston
Tenzin Choegyal’s international award-winning music has been described as “beautifully evocative,” “healing,” and “transcendent.”
Table seating & refreshments.
Made possible in part through the generous support of DLMWeb.
Or call 845-383-1774
TENZIN CHOEGYAL feels a particular connection to the music of the nomads of his homeland and recalls his father’s mastery of the Lingbu (bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing voice. He attributes much of his musical passion to those early influences. Although poor and separated from family, his memories of living at the Tibetan Children’s Village school in Dharamsala are happy ones full of music. After moving to Australia in 1997, Tenzin found his musical wings and quickly became popular on the festival circuit, playing regularly at WOMAD and Woodford Folk Festivals.
Tenzin has collaborated with many notable musicians both in Australia and abroad, has released five albums, and is Creative Director of the acclaimed Festival of Tibet in Brisbane, Australia. With his extraordinary soaring vocal ability and skill on the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu, Tenzin creates original compositions which uniquely reflect his cultural lineage.
Through the Festival of Tibet, the Women with Wisdom concert series, and home concerts throughout Australia, Tenzin Choegyal raises much needed funds for the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India which care for and educate thousands of children living in exile. The plight of his country and his people is Tenzin’s prime motivation for his artistic and fundraising ventures.
Heart Strings, Tenzin Choegyal’s much anticipated new album, was released in January 2015.
JESSE PARIS SMITH is a composer, pianist, and multi instrumentalist. Fascinated by patterns and elements found in nature and their relationship to sound, she has a meticulous approach to voicing and arrangement, and has become proficient on an obscure collection of natural instruments. She performs in many configurations, including Tree Laboratory, which is her music production company with Eric Hoegemeyer, specializing in sound and music for film.
In addition to performing live and composing for films, her music has been commissioned for art installations, book soundtracks, and live film score performances. She has collaborated and performed with many musicians, singers, and poets, and has performed her compositions on stages around the world. She is a graduate of the Sound and Music Institute, a professional training in psychoacoustics and integrative practices of music and sound therapy.
Jesse is on the Associate Board at Tibet House US, where she curates a weekly event called Mindful Music and Sound Series. She also has participated for many years in the Tibet House US Annual Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, where she met Tenzin Choegyal. She also co-curates and produces a monthly true storytelling and music event at the Rubin Museum of Art called Talkingstick. In September 2014, with cellist, Rebecca Foon, she also launched Pathway to Paris, a year long event series and online portal, focused on innovative solutions for climate change.
NHUCHHE NARAYAN learned to play various Nepali musical instruments from his father while they played together during Hindu prayer ceremonies, almost every night. Perfecting his art mostly in Newari (ethnic Nepalese, living mostly in Kathmandu) percussion, he has played for many popular singers in Nepal.
Ellen Miret – The Dhammapada Project
Exhibit open 10 am to 6 pm daily
For more information, click here.
The Tibetan Center 2014 Film Series
Made possible in part through the generous support of ALS Consulting
Saturdays monthly at 8pm
875 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401
$8 suggested donation
Wheel of Time
Directed by Werner Herzog (Germany, 2003, 80 mins, in English)
Monks in the Laboratory
Directed by Delphine Morel (France, 2006, 53 mins, in English)
Directed by Dafna Yachin (USA, 2012, 90 mins, in English)
The Shadow Circus (The CIA in Tibet)
Directed by Tenzin Sonam & Ritu Sarin (UK, 1998, 50 mins, in English)
Bringing Tibet Home
Directed by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (South Korea, 2013, 67 mins, in English)
Silent Holy Stones
Directed by Pema Tseden (China 2005, 98 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles)
When the Bough Breaks
Directed by Ji Dan (China, 2011, 147 mins, in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Directed by Frank Capra (USA, 1937, 97 mins, in English)
Nicholas Roerich: Messenger of Beauty
Directed by Jerry Rosser (USA, 1979, 44 mins, in English)