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Freedom Chants From the Roof of the World
Gyuto Monks
Freedom Chants From the Roof of the World
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Recorded in America during the Chinese crackdown on Tibet, two of these three extended tracks feature 21 monks from the 500-year-old Gyüto Tantric Order, chanting for freedom and world peace. Beautifully recorded, it featu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gyuto Monks
Title: Freedom Chants From the Roof of the World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 5/25/1989
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431011320, 014431011344, 114431011341, 2605000028122

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Recorded in America during the Chinese crackdown on Tibet, two of these three extended tracks feature 21 monks from the 500-year-old Gyüto Tantric Order, chanting for freedom and world peace. Beautifully recorded, it features the monks, each singing two and three note polyphonics from the throat, accompanied by occasional percussion and ceremonial horns in trance-inducing meditations to the Buddhist deities Yamantaka and Mahakala. Cosmic harmony and tolerance are well served by these uplifting incantations which constitute some of the best recordings of this uniquely Tibetan sacred music. A bonus to this spiritual and transcendental endeavor is a track by Mickey Hart, Phillip Glass, and Kitaro, live in front of an audience (and the monks) in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. --Derek Rath

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Amazing music
T. Del Giudice | Fayettenam | 02/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"words cannot explain the experience of this music. to play it is to spread peace to all sentient beings. i play this CD often, even when i cannot personally listen to it -- for example if i am in another area of the house or leaving. life is improved by these tones, and my house retains the happiness vibrations. most highly recommended."
Change
T. Del Giudice | 06/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well if you want to know what tibet chanting is about ,this is it.if not open minded you might not be open to this at first,but if you just think about what these peaceful monks are doing and understand why they are chanting you might change your mind and your outlook.I am very good friends with the lead chanter SONAM.He is not a monk anymore but he still has the peace that all sentient beings desire.This cd is wonderful..an even better one is THE GYUTO MONKS:tibetan tantric choir(from 1987).ENJOY and FREE TIBET"
Raw Power
T. Del Giudice | 05/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The discipline and stamina these men possess is awe-inspiring. Why aren't we ALL Buddhists, when they can produce results like this?The throaty, multitonal sounds of the Tibetan monks is sure to pry you out of whateber musical space you were in before hearing them. They MEAN it, unlike almost every other singer out there. You'll find yourself carried along by the power of their muscular voices, and pushed just a little farther by their brother instrumentalists on bells and horns. The final track, a "jam" between them and the Mickey Hart ensemble, is also quite impressive and worthy of separate attention."