Tibet And Mongolia: Music And Sacred Dance From The Roof Of The World
Thursday, 13 September @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm£15
The Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and The Green Room present:
TIBET AND MONGOLIA: MUSIC AND SACRED DANCE FROM THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
With Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino.
“…a window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release…” (The Independent)
Tibet – the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. ‘The Power of Compassion’ presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery who open a magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments including horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, cymbals, bells and with the shattering sound of the dungchen (long horns), the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet: an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all, with introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.
Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino are the UK’s most respected and experienced Mongolian Khöömii Overtone/Undertone Singers. Their unique concerts cross the boundaries between traditional Mongolian Music, Sacred Sound Journeys using Tibetan Singing Bowls, Symphonic Gongs, experimental improvisations with live electronics and original compositions on their vast collection of acoustic instruments.