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A Song Of Blessing: Tibetan Monks Perform Live


Several members of the Mystical Arts of Tibet stopped by Interlochen Public Radio for a conversation and performance live in Studio A today.  These Tibetan Buddhist monks are in Traverse City this week, constructing an elaborate sand painting at the Dennos Museum.  Their week-long visit culminates in a Saturday evening performance at Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Musem in Traverse City.  They gave a preview to IPR listeners today.  The group's leader, Gyalrong Khentrul Rinpoche, is regarded as one of the most distinguished reincarnate lamas of the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters.  He spoke with Thom Paulson and several of the monks performed multi-phonic (throat) and harmonic singing, and played Tibetan dung-chen horns, drums, and gyaling trumpets.