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Dhama Suna
Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
Dhama Suna
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
 
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Typically, Tibetan ritual music proceeds in long sheens of deeply keening vocals and percussion. The world-renowned Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts seeks, on this CD, to partition their music into smaller units, allow...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
Title: Dhama Suna
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Erato
Original Release Date: 9/2/1997
Release Date: 9/2/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, Africa, Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 706301906422, 706301906460

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Typically, Tibetan ritual music proceeds in long sheens of deeply keening vocals and percussion. The world-renowned Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts seeks, on this CD, to partition their music into smaller units, allowing a vantage point on various musical styles and moods. The chants are present, with their low-end stretches taking shape, exploring tonalities, and disappearing in a matter of minutes. Also present are bellowing horns, digging into similar low-end sacred music that takes ample, seamless time to take shape. Expressivity rather than strict meditational focus seems to be the point for much of these 70 minutes. --Andrew Bartlett

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Wonderful variety of selections.
eva | MO, USA | 04/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dhama Suna offers both secular and sacred music. There are translations of the lyrics into English, French and German. Some backgound information is also provided in the notes/booklet. The sound quality is excellent both for voices and instruments. The Cover picture is of an 8 year old Tibetan girl named Yama photographed by Phil Borges for Tibetan Portrait. I confess to really enjoying selection 2. Yar-lung Tin-sang which according to the notes is a beer drinking song. There is also a very beautiful love song--7. Dra-nyen Shap-dro. There is nothing disappointing to hear. The selection reveals that there is more to Tibetan music than sacred chants. Very enjoyable cd. Even my teenagers will play it."
Open Mind Required; Perfect Meditative CD
xu | 03/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Picked this CD up at a local bookstore (you know which one). I also have a Gregorian Chant CD but wanted something a little bit on the Eastern side of things. This CD is perfect if a person wants to get in a 'meditative' state of mind (i.e. block out the trivial/distracting things and just focus on what's important to them). I listen to this CD all the time just for that purpose.

This is my first (and only) Buddhist Chant CD so the first time I listened to it it definitely sounded different. But I knew what I wanted from this CD (something to get me into a meditative mood) and it definitely gave that. All the chants are in Tibetan so don't expect to understand any of it.

If you keep an open mind and you'll probably like it. I know I like the CD."