Live in Concert:
Ani Choying Drolma
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 PM
Nepal's "Rock Star Nun"
Makes Rare LA Appearance
"Drolma's voice may sound like a mountain stream, but underneath, her passions are like a storm on top of Mt. Everest."
About Ani Choying Drolma...
Ani Choying Drolma is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and internationally-acclaimed singer of traditional and modernized Buddhist chants, as well as Nepali and Tibetan songs. She has toured extensively in North America, Asia, and Europe to support her numerous humanitarian efforts, including the education of young girls, care of the elderly, and providing medical services for the underprivileged and dispossessed through her Nun’s Welfare Foundation.
Her autobiography, Singing for Freedom, is an international bestseller, and she is Nepal’s first-ever appointed UNICEF ambassador.
Tenzin Choegyal Performs Live
Sunday, June 4, 7:30 PM
Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal performs live as part of the LA Premiere of The Last Dalai Lama? He and Philip Glass composed and performed the score for the film.
"Tenzin Choegyal was equally impressive, as much for his infectious smile as for his powerful and wonderful voice."
About Tenzin Choegyal...
Singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal creates original compositions that uniquely express his Tibetan heritage and the contemporary challenges faced by his people. Tenzin plays the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu (transverse bamboo flute). His most outstanding instrument, however, is his voice. His music has been described as beautifully evocative, healing, and transcendent.
Over the years, Tenzin has created a successful international career as a musician, playing at such prestigious events as the WOMAD festivals as well as several Concerts for Tibet at Carnegie Hall. From classical and contemporary to ancient traditional, Tenzin embraces opportunities to take his music to uncharted territory both in the studio and on stage.