July 29th, 2023Tenzin Choegyal to play the Palais, Hepburn
Tenzin’s message is uplifting and his joyfulness is infectious.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s finest Tibetan musicians, Tenzin Choegyal’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos have enchanted audiences around the globe and next month they’ll enchant plenty of local music lovers at The Palais, Hepburn.
A son of Tibetan nomads, he feels a particular connection to the music of the Himalayan plateau and remains dedicated to preserving Tibet’s musical traditions. At the same time, he effortlessly embraces diverse genres and musical styles, welcoming opportunities to move away from the traditional and into more contemporary, uncharted territory. An outstanding composer/performer with a great depth of musical knowledge, intuition and inventiveness, he skilfully brings Tibetan music firmly into a contemporary setting, all the while strongly holding the essence of ancient Tibetan wisdom.
Tenzin’s powerful vocals and connection with his audiences have established him as a favourite on the world music scene. He plays dranyen (Tibetan lute) and lingbu (bamboo flute) but is best known for his extraordinary vocal ability and performance of droklu, the nomadic music of his parents.
His concerts encompass soaring nomadic melodies, sublime flute pieces, sacred poetry and playful folk tunes, bringing traditional Tibetan sounds and practices into a very contemporary setting,
Through his music and warm explanations, Tenzin takes audiences on a musical journey which transcends cultural boundaries and reveals ancient wisdoms, even inviting them to join him in lively singalongs and meditative mantras.
Tenzin sees music as a universal form of communication with no boundaries, “like drifting clouds that fly freely over the man-made geographical borders in this infinite space of possibilities”.
For Tenzin music is life, no matter where he is. “My music has evolved through my own journey from Tibet to India to Australia and around the world. But wherever I am in the world, my music also connects me to my homeland of Tibet.”
Tenzin plays the Palais on Friday, August 25 with the show scheduled to get started from 6.30pm.