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Tenzin Choegyal

Tibetan singer/songwriter

Heading for India

Guess who’s Artwork are we in??? just for fun…
Anyway, it’s been quite a longtime since I wrote on my blog. Since coming back from New York. I went to few beautiful Festivals. Global Carnival Bellingen, NSW was very beautiful I was mostly hanging out in the Darma Village. It was right next to the Chai tent which was really good because I was able to have so much chai. In the Darma village I helped Lama Khedup to do the Mandala and and gave some singing workshops. All my concerts went really well. At one stage everyone was singing with me which sounded amazing.

Then, it was Multicultural festival @ Roma St Parkland, Brisbane Qld. I had three concerts on that day. Started off with my solo in the morning than with Spiros Rantos and Ensemble at mid afternoon. I was so scared about that one but turned out to be delightful one. We had a standing ovation. I was to scared about that concert for I am not so used to Classical music and also fitting in the bars that are set for the song yet we mannaged to get it right on the day. In the evening It was the 2Horsemen Tibetan and Mongolian Music fussion. Beautiful concert and finish the day with. I loved it. Bayan my Mongolian friend and musician is a great improviser. We always play together without any practice and somehow we weave our music so well. Maybe it’s because of our way of giving each other the space we share. Maybe it comes naturally from the Mountains and the rivers and the plains of Tibet and Mongolia.

Now, next month I have few concerts. On 13th Nov I will be down in Melbourne for a concert at the Casino at 8.30 pm. Its for Multicultural Award night. Then 0n 15th with T2T2 at the Powerhouse, Brisbane. 16th Nov…. Yeahhhhhhhhhhh I will be heading to India for 3 weeks. It’s for a big Tibetan conference. This conference is a big deal. All the Tibetan leaders from around the world are getting together in Dharamsala.

Love to all

TERIKA on Lucky Oceans ABC radio

You can tune into lucky oceans to listen to Terika. Lucky Oceans have played this few times. Hope you enjoy listening. here is the link
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/dailyplanet/stories/2008/2384601.htm#transcript

Queensland Multicultural Fest 12th Oct 2008

Tenzin Choegyal – Tibetan nomadic song,
Time: 11.55am–12.25pm,
Location: Ceremonial Music Stage

Spiros Rantos and Ensemble 1 with Tenzin Choegyal,
Time: 2.15–2.45pm,
Location: TransLink Lake Stage

2Horsemen – Tibetan and Mongolian music,
Time: 6.15–7pm,
Location: Ceremonial Music Stage

Mark Segal, Director of Adult Programs, The Parrish Art Museum

“The visit of the Compassionate Mandala Tour to the Parrish Art Museum was one of the most extraordinary events in the museum’s history. The sheer numbers were unprecented – the galleries were bustling and every program was filled to capacity. More gratifying and uplifting were the enthusiasm and awe generated by the tour. Dozens of people returned day after day to follow the progress of the mandala. I’ve never seen 100 people as quiet and attentive as during the meditation workshop, except perhaps for the 200 people at the concert. And Tenzin achieved the near impossible – getting a room full of ordinarily sedate Southamptonites to sing along. His music, like the chanting and artistry of the monks, was unforgettable. It’s tempting to conclude from the overwhelming response of our communithy that lurking beneath the impermanence, complacency, and materialism of our society is a yearning for contact with something spiritual and enduring.”
— Mark Segal, Director of Adult Programs, The Parrish Art Museum

Tenzin on US east Coast Tour….

September 9-14
The Parrish Art Musem South Hampton, NY

Concert: Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30pm
For more information go to parrishart.org or call 631-283-2118 ext. 40.
September 15-19
Choate, Rosemary Hall School 333 Christian Street Wallingford, CT 06492
Concert: Friday, Sept. 19 following the dissolution ceremony
September 22-29
Northfield Mount Hermon SchoolOne Lamplighter WayMount Hermon, MA 01354
Concert: Friday, Sept. 26 following the dissolution ceremony

Mystical Cathedral

This is what Betty http://www.beathcox.com/ wrote…
Truly a magical as well as a mystical experience. I think we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to hear such interesting music in our beautiful cathedral.

The sensitive selection of works programmed was very special. Tenzin had the power to truly express the space and landscape of Tibet and Brendan’s performance was simply stunning in Richard Meale’s lovely Cantilena Pacifica. But all the works were beautiful and especially lovely to have Sarah’s Processional. Thank-you Camerata!

Tibet2Timbuk2 Project


Since the begining of last year, I have been working with two of my very dear musician friend on a project Tibet2Timbuk2. Shen Flindel a dedicated Tabla player and Marcello Milani sing a song writer and very beautiful guitarist. Tibet2Timbuk2 is a music project to bring all the musical movements and spaces from different musical traditions to give a unique journey. Just like what would one see, feel and hear if one starts a journey from Tibet and begins in Timbuktu. Imagine all these beautiful land scape, food, sounds and people one would end up meeting.

So, on 14th Nov 2008 we will be launching our first album. We have been working really hard. Recordings are coming along well. Marcello is working really hard….. now that Shen is in Japan and me in US. Look out for Nov dates….

Engagement with Camerata of St John’s Inc.

Last night I had a beatiful rehersal with Camerata of St John’s Inc. Katherine my friend who is a talented cello player aranged two of my songs for the Camerata of St John’s Inc. It sounded so beautiful with lots of space and movements. I am looking forward to the concerts

Event: Mystical Cathedral 2008
Performance Dates: Friday August 29, Saturday August 30, 2008
Venues: St Luke’s Church Toowoomba, St John’s Cathedral Brisbane

I shall write more about it nearer towards the time. Another project is Tibet2Timbuk2; all the songs are put down and it’s sounding great. Now, little bit more recording to do with the guest artist and than should be ready for the Novenber launch supported by Perfect Potion.

QMusic Award

Tenzin’s song will be available on iTunes soon … in a months time.

Wiining The Q-Music Award for Tenzin’s “Crane Song ”

Recently, Tibet2Timbuk2’s Tenzin, Shen and Marcello at the QMusic Award 2008 winning the Crane Song in World Music Category. Listen to the song below…

TIBET’s Cry for Freedom

On the eve of Olympics the premier of show of the doco TIBET’s Cry for Freedom in Brisbane went really well. We had about 300 people attend it. We also had Candle4Tibet that night. Now that the Olympics is is full swing I am divided in two direction. I love sports but than I love Human values more. Good luck to all the athletes.

In coming months I have few really nice concerts. I will be joined by a String ochestra for two concerts on 29th and 30th Aug. I have few gigs at the Ekka. One exciting thing. One of my song called the Crane Song is in the finalist for Qmusic awards and I will be singing that song on the award night at the Trivoli on 12th Nov with Shen on Tabla and Marcello on Gutiar. In Sept. I am heading to US for a month for a tour there. Hope to see you sometime soon.