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Tenzin Choegyal draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create music which expresses his thoroughly modern life. Since his world music debut ten years ago, Tenzin’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals, flute and poignant stories have enchanted audiences around the globe.
Recent collaborations such as Tibet2Timbuk2 allow Tenzin room to experiment with rhythm and structure, to challenge deeply entrenched Tibetan musical norms and find a place in the complex tapestry of global sounds.
Tenzin plays the dranyen (long necked lute), lingbu (transverse flutes) various ritual objects and is well-known for his extraordinary vocal ability.
Ask anyone who has seen Marcello live, and they’ll tell you that here is an artist whose songs and voice are filled with those rare attributes, honesty and integrity.
Marcello has performed at many festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Livid Festival, Big Day Out & the National Folk Festival to name just a few. He is best known to many as the voice of Brisbane icons, The Toothfaeries. Arguably one of the most acclaimed and popular bands in the city’s recent history, The Toothfaeries, with Marcello out front, not only helped inspire the growth of Brisbane’s booming music scene, they influenced a small army of artists who have emerged in their wake.
Marcello also performed and recorded with amazing Afro/Roots groups Zimbira & Masala Music and is now thoroughly enjoying Tibet2Timbuk2, his collaboration with Tenzin Choegyal, Shen Flindell and friends.
Shen Flindell started learning tabla in Melbourne from Sri Debapriya Bhattacharya in 1994 and soon went to the holy city of Varanasi in India to study under Pt. Kaviraj Ashutosh (“Ashu Babu”) Bhattacharya, a great tabla master of the Benares Gharana and senior disciple of the legendary Pt. Kanthe Maharaj. Since then he has become a well-known figure in Indian classical and world music circles, not just in Australia but also in Japan and of course Varanasi, India.
Since the first EthnoSuperLounge concert in 1998 (also featuring Tibet2Timbuk2 cohort Tenzin Choegyal), Shen has facilitated many successful cross-cultural collaborations, of which the latest is Tibet2Timbuk2. EthnoSuperLounge is all about union and transcendence through music and with Shen’s clear, beautiful tabla sound, his easy grooves and intuitive accompaniment there is always a free-spirited and open communication between all concerned.
|1||Beautiful Girl / Bhumo Zhema||Any face is beautiful when it carries a smile.||4:21|
|2||Ama||Whimsically beseeching a bird to carry a message of hope to Tibet .||4:58|
|3||Crane Song (Ngagpey Sungkey)||Despite deep attachment, a crane cannot survive on a frozen lake.||7:35|
|4||Tso Marpo||Blue, red, yellow and white are the colours attributed to the body, speech, heart and consciousness.||6:57|
|5||Lotus Born||Musical homage to the great compassionate mantra “Om Ma Ni Phad May Hum” (Jewel in the Lotus).||10:21|
|6||Little Things||The best things in life are the little things. For Isabella.||5:58|
|7||Dawey Wola||Under the moon, sharing our thoughts and dreams.||6:30|
|8||Jhi Chung||The bird in the Willow has the sweetest song.||4:33|
|9||Music Is Life / Menfanh||A song about Lansana’s beautiful village in Guinea where he used to play music by the river in the evening.||7:20|