Confirmed festival favourites, the Tibetan from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks bring an insight into the world of Tibetan music and sacred dance which moves and inspires audiences.
From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to the swirling costumed masked dances, ancient instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used. Horns and trumpets made from human leg bones and skull-drums. While the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen, or long horns, is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all.
The monks have played to capacity audiences in theatres, arts centres and festivals throughout Europe during the last ten years, offering workshops and exhibitions in addition to their performances.