Tenzin Choegyal

Tenzin is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. The son of Tibetan nomads, he is dedicated to keeping the music of Tibet alive in the freedom of exile. While proudly maintaining the unbroken nomadic lineage which is central to his musical repertoire, he also enjoys pushing the boundaries in collaborations with other artists from various genres, both in the studio and on stage, including performances with Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson. Tenzin has released 7 independent albums, the latest being Apo Gaga with fusion band Tibet2Timbuk2, and Songs from the Bardo, an interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead with Laurie Anderson. He has also collaborated with Philip Glass on the film score for The Last Dalai Lama?. Through his cultural activities, such as the annual Brisbane Festival of Tibet, Himalayan Film Festival and For Tibet with Love home concert series, Tenzin continues to share the music and stories of his homeland.