This summer we were lucky to have our old friend, bansuri master Taro Terahara returning to Australia, this time with his wife Yuriko. (Click here for an index of blogs on Taro’s previous Australian tours.)  Taro and Shen kicked off the tour with a couple of classical shows, which you can read about on Shen’s blog, before being joined by Tibet2Timbuk2  for a concert in the splendid gompa at Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Community, on the anniversary of HH the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tibet2Timbuk2 with special guest Taro Terahara, at Chenrezig Gompa.
Many thanks to Yuriko for the following videos of the concert:
And thanks to Lesley for the following videos of the concert:
For Taro’s second weekend in Australia this summer, we had a 3 stop tour of NSW. We were hosted in Bellingen by Roots Records, who were celebrating their 1st birthday. Then the Wauchope Arts Council welcomed us back after our show there in January, and we closed out the weekend with an afternoon show at Sphinx Rock Cafe near Mt Burrell, NNSW.

Tenzin and Shen have toured Japan with Taro a couple of times now, but this was our first chance to have both Marcello and Taro playing together for a series of really good shows. The chemistry that developed was really fantastic, and these were some brilliant concerts. (Here’s a review of the Bellingen show.)

Sphinx Rock Cafe:

This is a U-Stream (live internet stream) archive of our Sphinx Rock Cafe concert. The sound is not the best!