San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This symposium will feature musicians and scholars from Tibet. Professor Jiayong Qunpei of China's Minzu (Minority Nationalities) University will discuss music from Tibet, especially the Tibetan opera tradition. Reshi Tsering Tan, a popular and well-respected Tibetan recording artist, will share his experience as founder of the Shangri-La Folk Music Preservation Association (SFMPA). SFMPA is a non-profit organization devoted to making field recordings of traditional Tibetan music, especially fast-vanishing religious music. Select Tibetan musicians from the Tibetan Opera and Music Troupe of Qinghai will demonstrate various types of Tibetan traditional and monastic music.
When & Where
Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival
The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a series of concerts and cultural events featuring unique and talented artists from Tibet, Mongolia, and around the world February 1 – March 1, 2014.
Inaugurated in 2004-2005 season, the festival is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of music in contemporary Asia. Jindong Cai, the festival’s founder and artistic director, states that "It has been a remarkable ten years during which we have explored many of the rich and diverse musical cultures from Asia. With the festival as our looking-glass, we hope to continue bringing people and traditions from East and West together through music."
For more information or schedule of events, visit panasianmusicfestival.stanford.edu.