October schedule

Posted by on 24 Sep 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

We have quite a few shows coming up in Oct/Nov, including Bellingen Global Carnival, Qld Multicultural Festival, and Tenzin & Shen’s second Japan tour.  Here’s what’s confirmed so far (expecting more Japan dates in November):

T2T2 in Hervey Bay + Refugee Day Festival

Posted by on 07 Jul 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Tibet2Timbuk2 took the monk van on tour up to Hervey Bay for a Tibet Earthquake fundraiser last Saturday 26th June. The Z-PAC Theatre was fully decked out in Tibetan flags and art, and a full house gathered to view a screening of documentary “The Sun Behind the Clouds – Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”, telling the story of the uprising in Tibet and protests in India and around the world leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Local singer Alena Eden played a few personal and political songs before Tibet2Timbuk2 hit the stage for another fun night of acoustic Tibetan fusion. We had great lighting and got some nice video too! Big thanks to Kirsty Chenery for pulling together such a successful event and raising around $3000 for Tibetan earthquake relief.


Tibet2Timbuk2 playing “Lotus Born”


Tibet2Timbuk2 playing “Himalaya”

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DSC02152.jpg Alena Eden

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Refugee Day Festival (Annerley)

After a long night drinking and playing Jenga with Kirsty in Hervey Bay, we got up early and shlepped back to Brisbane to join the Refugee Day Festival in Annerley. Most of the recent refugee population in Brisbane is from Africa and so African culture is a really big part of this fun festival, as are the “international” soccer and volleyball tournaments that run through the day to an African hip-hop sound track from the main stage.

DSC02184.jpg Tibet2Timbuk2 at Refugee Day Festival, Annerley

Acoustic concert in Ocean Shores

Posted by on 17 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Tibet2Timbuk2 had a lovely little show at my regular Ocean Shores home concert venue, Paul Kimmel’s “Temple of Melodious Sound” last weekend. Unfortunately due to a number of factors – the cold weather, many people going to the Dreaming Festival, late organisation and lazy promotion – the audience was shall we say “exclusive”, but regardless the natural sound in Paul’s place is marvellous and that exclusive audience were very appreciative of our music. It was also a really nice chance to jam with some of my Indian classical friends, Armando Ornano (bansuri) and Tahir Qawwali (vocal). Yuki (who prepared the atmosphere with some beautiful mantras to start) took a few videos too, so here’s Crane Song: Sorry about the video quality – the lights were very dim.

DSC01984.jpgTahir and his partner Barbi treated us to some Punjabi geet.

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DSC01990.jpgSpecial guest bansuri player Armando really slotted in well.

Fri Jun 11 Ocean Shores: Tibet2Timbuk2 Acoustic Home Concert

Posted by on 01 Jun 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Tibet2Timbuk2 Acoustic Home Concert

700pm Friday 11th June
Doors open 630pm

PROGRAMME
– Opening mantra by Yuki Taniguchi
– Tibet2Timbuk2 with special guest Armando (bansuri)

Temple of Melodious Sound
6 Goolara Ct, Ocean Shores
Recommended donation: $20
Enquiries: Paul sonorite@aol.com

No booking required, Seats are first come first served!

Tibet2Timbuk2:
Rollicking Tibetan folk, afro-reggae guitar grooves and intricate Indian tabla…  Sounds as if they were made for each other!  Together, Tenzin Choegyal, Marcello Milani and Shen Flindell create a new joyful sound that transcends cultural boundaries.

“This is a combination of Africa, India and Tibet, that, for all its unlikeliness, has resulted in a musical masterpiece.” (Mike Raine)

Tibet2Timbuk2 has an eclectic repertoire resulting in an overall sound which is full and organic.  All three musicians share melody, harmony, bass and percussion roles to create a solid yet easy groove.

More info, music and pics of Tibet2Timbuk2 at tibet2timbuk2.com
Also check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/tibet2timbuk2
N.B.
IF YOU ARE COMING, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EMAIL, IT CONTAINS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED, AND SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS THANK YOU!

PLEASE BRING A CUSHION
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DIRECTIONS
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Pacific Hwy to Ocean Shores – Follow signs to ocean Shores
Right at roundabout under Hwy
Left at T – cross Brunswick River
Right on Rajah Road at circle (just after Brunswick river)
2nd left on Warrambool
1st right on Goolara Court
Take small access road to left at bottom of street
2nd house on right.
There is only parking for a handful of cars on the small access road
Please park on reserve side of access road, or up on Goolara Court

PLEASE PARK WITH MINDFULNESS, CONSIDERATION AND CARE
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“Temple of Melodious Sound”
6 Goolara Court
Ocean Shores
NSW 2483 Australia
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Temple of Melodious Sounds’ mission, is to bring fine music from Byron and all over the world, to you,
in a quiet, respectful, cosy, homely setting – Without Amplification!
We are unfortunately unable to allow children to attend.
We only ask for donations, no one refused due to lack of funds.
We do ask however, that those who can, fully support the performing musicians,
who are the sole beneficiaries of the proceeds.

The donation for these concerts is $20

N.B.
IF YOU ARE COMING, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EMAIL, IT CONTAINS ALL THE INFO YOU NEED, AND SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS THANK YOU!

Tibet2Timbuk2 home concert earthquake fundraiser

Posted by on 27 May 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Following our busy Saturday, Tibet2Timbuk2 had another home concert on Sunday, this time in West End. My friends Elliott & Josie, well known around town for their African drumming and dance work, have a lovely spacious patio next to the Brisbane river that is perfect for home concerts. We were a little worried about the cloudy weather but there was no rain and the atmosphere was just fine. We raised $540 for the victims of the earthquake in Kyegundo, Tibet.

DSC01878.jpgSpankinhide opened up the space with some traditional West African drumming

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Yuki brought stillness with Sanskrit

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DSC01906.jpgTibet2Timbuk2 rocked as usual

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Eric Mandala and Will I Am had an impromptu acoustic ngoni session while things wound down

T2T2 @ Arana Hills and amazing Eumundi home concert

Posted by on 27 May 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Tibet2Timbuk2 had a big weekend this week, kicking off with a brief Saturday afternoon set at The Hills Carnivale in Arana Hills – where they liked us so much they requested us to extend our set from 15 to 25 minutes – and then heading up to Eumundi for a beautiful home concert at The House With No Walls, hosted by Hemi and Linda and organised by Harii Bandhu who has been organising these home concerts for the last 2 years. On Sunday afternoon we had another home concert, but I’ll leave that for another blog post. Meanwhile, check out these great photos… Many thanks to Harii Bandhu, Hemi and Linda for having us. It was an amazing concert, as you’ll see.

DSC01822.jpgTibet2Timbuk2 @ The Hills Carnivale – a 15 minute set which became 25 because we’re so good 🙂

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Yuki opened the Eumundi home concert with some meditative mantras

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Harii Bandhu and Chris Lane did a set of beautiful spiritual music

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Harii joined us for a jam in Daway Wola

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Get down to that chunky Lhasa Beat

T2T2 @ Crystal Waters

Posted by on 05 May 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

This Sunday Tibet2Timbuk2 got back into concert mode with a very special concert at Crystal Waters Permaculture Community near Conondale in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. A month or so back I’d put out a request on our Facebook page for people to organise some shows for us, and Scott and Rosie at Crystal Waters offered to organise a show there – big big thanks to you guys! We were all really happy with the night, which gave T2T2 an opportunity to really stretch out and play all our songs including a few new ones we’re working on.

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Yuki opened the night with her beautiful Sanskri mantras, joined by Peter and Marcello adding some subtle tones

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Special guest Peter Hunt (Kooii) sang some beautiful jazzy songs, accompanied by Shen on tabla

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We played our slower songs in the first half of the set, culminating in our epic journey “Lotus Born

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Things got dancey in the second half of our 100 minute set. Everyone was getting down to that funky Lhasa Beat by the end.

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We wound up with everyone singing “Aum Mani Padme Hum” together – a new melody we are working on.

Win a download of Music is Life

Posted by on 06 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

We are targeting 1000 Facebook fans and to encourage people to join up every 100th Facebook fan will win a download of our album “Music is Life”.

So please head on over to facebook.com/tibet2timbuk2, click Become a Fan and then on the left of the page click “Suggest to Friends” – maybe one of your friends might win too!

Melting Pot Festival – Tibet2Timbuk2 and more

Posted by on 20 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

On Sat Feb 13 Tibet2Timbuk2 played at BEMAC’s Melting Pot Festival at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Melting Pot is on the afternoons of one weekend a month for the next few months, and the first two editions are focusing on Indian and Tibetan music. Thanks to Menaka Visvanathan for joining Tibet2Timbuk2 as special guest on the day.

T2T2-Melting-Pot-1.jpg Tibet2Timbuk2 : Tenzin, Shen, special guest Menaka, and Marcello

DSC01432.jpg On the second day, Tenzin had a solo show

DSC01444.jpg Tibet2Timbuk2 minus Marcello – would that be “Tibet 2”?

Melting Pot Festival @ QPAC Feb 13, Mar 14

Posted by on 10 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Blog

Tibet2Timbuk2 will be playing at QPAC’s Cascade Court along with a range of Indian and Tibetan acts as part of “Melting Pot Festival” organised by BEMAC.

Here’s the schedule:

Saturday 13th February 2010 –
1.00pm  Bollyfunk
2.00pm  Vijaya  & Co  (including Shen)
3.00pm Swara Mohini Inc
4.00pm Tibet2Timbuk2

Sunday 14th February 2010 –
1.00pm Brisbane Babas Band
2.00pm Tenzin Choegyal
3.00pm Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet
4.00pm Bollywood Dhamaka

Saturday 13 March:
1.00 – 1.15 pm.         Saman Indonesian Dancers
1.30 pm – 2.15 pm.      Silk Girls Ensemble
2.30 pm. – 2.45 pm      Saman Indonesian Dancers
3.00 – 3.40 pm.         Swara Mohini Inc.
3.50  – 4.00 pm.        Saman Indonesian Dancers
4.10 pm – 4.55 pm       Bollywood Dhamaka

Sunday 14 March:
1.00 – 1.40 pm.                  Bollyfunk
1.50 pm – 2.10 pm.      Shamani & Co
2.25 – 3.15 pm.         Brisbane Babas Band
3.30 pm – 3.50 pm.      Shamani & Co
4.10 – 5.00 pm.         Tibet2Timbuk2

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