October 13, 3 PM
Location: Malloy Wing
This event is free and open to the public
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Join us Friday, October 13, at 3 pm, for a special solo acoustic performance by Tenzin Choegyal in the exhibition Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art. This event precedes his performance with two-time Grammy Award winners the Attacca Quartet at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on Saturday, October 14, at 7:30 pm.
This performance is free and open to the public.
Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director, and cultural ambassador, and one of the world’s finest musicians in the Tibetan tradition. As a son of Tibetan nomads, he feels a particular connection to the music of the high Himalayan plateau. Forced into exile in India as his family fled the repression in Tibet, he now resides in Australia. As a child, Tenzin would listen to his mother singing in the nomadic lineage, often noting her as an early influence of his passion for singing. He plays lingbu (bamboo flute) and dranyen (3-stringed Tibetan lute) though he is best known for his extraordinary vocal ability and performance of droklu, the nomadic music of his parents.