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SACRED TIBETAN CHANTS FROM THE GREAT PRAYER FESTIVAL
Ten Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery.
Sacred Tibetan Chants from the Great Prayer Festival. Music heard in the National Geographic TV special Tsangpo Gorges, and in the films Seven Years in Tibet and Chinese Box.
"An ample and well-written text details the purpose behind these ritual chants, among which a rare cycle is heard in its entirety. The remoteness of Tibet created and preserved a musical practice which is absolutely unique. For those familiar with Tibetan chanting, it will be a welcome offering to hear the chanting from this once-vital monastery. Once being the keyword, as the text underscores the genocide and destruction
vented on the peaceful Tibetean nation by the occupying Chinese, a horrific tragedy which continues... The monastery, or better, its survivors, went into exile in India. Their sad story is told in the text." --Allan Evans in Fanfare
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