On Friday 15 September, Tenzin Choegyal will once again bring his unique and mesmerizing traditional Tibetan music to Kempsey. On his current tour he performs with flute player Taro Terahara from Japan and Australia's leading tabla player Shen Flindell. Together they blend Japanese and Indian sounds with Tenzin's Tibetan nomadic tradition.
Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal was forced into exile as a child to Dharamsala. Now based in Brisbane, Tenzin has played at prestigious events including WOMAD festivals, and several Concerts for Tibet at Carnegie Hall, New York, alongside musical greats including Philip Glass and Patti Smith.
He made his first appearance at Woodford Folk Festival in 1997, and still plays to packed audiences each year.
In addition to his solo performances, Tenzin has been an avid collaborator with musicians from diverse cultures and genres. He recently worked with Philip Glass on the breathtaking score for the film 'The Last Dalai Lama?' which features Tenzin’s soaring vocals, circling rhythms and uplifting crescendos.
The Kempsey audience will be treated to an evening of inspiring music and Tenzin Choegyal's warm presence. Veteran Australian journalist Simon Reeve described him as “one of the planet's great human beings”.
Light supper provided - in support of the war on waste, please bring your own cup.
Tickets available online at tickethost.com.au
Tickets available at the door from 7pm, $25 pp.
The trio will also perform in Wauchope on Saturday 16 September at 8pm.
Note: these performances are likely to be sell-outs.