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by: Choying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts


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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0657036110427
Format: Import
Item Dimensions: 5050018575
Label: Six Degrees
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Six Degrees
Model: 2092367
MPN: 1774221
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: August 31, 2004
Publisher: Six Degrees
Release Date: January 07, 2007
Studio: Six Degrees




Disc 1:
  1. Padmakara
  2. Palden Rangjung
  3. Vakritunda
  4. Gayatri
  5. Song of Realization
  6. Yumchen Tukar
  7. Mandala Offering
  8. Chenrezi
  9. Chendren
  10. Je Lama
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Over the past few years, the music of Tibetan monks has gained a massive audience, with Estern listeners finding refuge from the rat race in the songs and chants of the East. Those same medical quantities are at the core of this breathtaking collaboration between veteran guitar wizard and ECM recording artist Steve Tibbetts and Chaying Drolma, a Buddhist nun whom Tibbetts met and recorded at a monastery in Nepal. SELWA is the follow up album to their 1997 album CHO, SELWA is a beautiful sound tapestry of haunting songs that evoke a sense of peace that cuts through any language barrier. Tibbetts has one of the most recognizable guitar styles in the world and his subtle arrangements mixed the percussion from his long time collaborator Marc Anderson perfectly frame Drolma's unforgettable voice.

Amazon.com:
It's been seven years since Minnesota-born guitarist Steve Tibbetts and Chöying Drolma, a sweet-faced, crop-haired Tibetan nun, released their first collaboration, Chö. On this sophomore effort, the two have created another series of placid sonic journeys, wherein Drolma's nasal yet pristine alto-to-mezzo soars amid a restrained blend of guitar, electronica, drones, and overdubbed voices, augmented by Marc Anderson's hand-drums and occasional hints of whispery chimes touched by nothing human. Chöying Drolma is a proponent of Vajrayana Buddhism, in which obstacles to enlightenment are proactively cut free via intense forms of meditation that can take place in graveyards and other provocative locations. No passive convent recluse, she has founded a school for nuns and continues to reach out to the world via the beauty her voice, while remaining aloof from its frenzy. The album leaves a strangely energetic peacefulness in its wake; a profound relaxation that also encourages action toward betterment. --Christina Roden



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