Silence is honoured to present Sonam Tashi, a traditional tibetan musician.
Check out this beautiful video of a previous collaboration.
Toronto-based film maker Nekhat is making a documentary on Sonam Tashi, a Tibetan performing artist, composer, and film maker. Sonam Tashi was born in Tibet, came into exile in India, and now lives in Saskatchewan. In India, Sonam Tashi received his critical training at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), in Dharamsala. There he studied music under Master Lutsa, Tibetan opera under Norbu Tsering, dance from Jamba Lhungtok, and became a renowned comic opera star in the Tibetan exile community. Sonam Tashi married an anthropologist and moved to North America. He co-founded Chaksampa, the Tibetan Dance and Opera Company in 1989. Although he was the only Tibetan in his community, Sonam Tashi began to compose Tibetan songs in the traditional genres and made some cds. Sonam Tashi’s music is loved by the exile Tibetan public, and has also been recognized and performed by TIPA, Chaksampa, and Lhasa’a prestigious performing arts troupe. Sonam composed the theme song of Paul Wagner’s film Lungta, and served as a Tibetan Assistant Director for Jean Jacques Annaud’s film Seven Years in Tibet.
Doors at 730pm, Music at 8pm
$10 or PWYC