A concert of traditional and contemporary Tibetan music, featuring Phurbu T. Namgyal, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in Albright Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited.
His concert is part of the weekend symposium, “One Half the World: Culture, Climate and Change in East Asia.”
Namgyal, a Tibetan refugee born in exile, recieved his education at Lower Dharamsala TCV (Tibetan Children's Village) School in India, where he studied traditional Tibetan music in addition to the usual classes.
As a young man, he discovered an aptitude for playing the dramnyen (Tibetan lute) and singing.
Namgyal moved to Minnesota and recieved United States citizenship, and continued to pursue modern Tibetan music. He has produced five CDs of both modern and traditional Tibetan music and is enjoyed by Tibetan youth and adults alike for his unique mix of Tibetan, Nepali and Indian pop and traditional sounds.
Guest performances by the Tibetan Association of Ithaca are also expected.
The concert, presented by the Asian Students Union, is sponsored by the HWS student governments, the Asian Studies, Dance, Music, and Religious Studies departments and the Young Memorial Trust.
For details on the conference, visit http://www.hws.edu/academics/community/EastAsia.asp.