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Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir

"...sobering and other worldly...the thunderous apocalyptic sound was breathtaking." -The New York Times

Saturday, March 10, 2007
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Developing over many centuries on the high, isolated plateaus of their mountain-ringed land, the sublime, devotional chanting of these Tibetan Buddhist monks strives to transcend the everyday world of human folly, creating a work of faith, bliss and enlightenment through art.  In 1987, Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart resolved to bring the Gyuto Monks to America and make them available to a wider audience.  The sold-out, 22-city, 1988 tour culminated with a remarkable performance before 5,000 people at the New York's cathedral of St. John the Devine, which was filmed and later released as a feature on the Discovery Channel.  In addition to their own two recordings produced by Hart, the music of Gyuto Monks can be heard on the soundtracks on Kundun and Seven Years in Tibet.  Following its sold-out Royce Hal engagement in 2002, the Gyuto Monks return to UCLA Live by popular demand.

Cost : $48/25/25 ($15 UCLA Students)

(310) 825-2101

Sponsor(s): , Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

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