Nawang Khechog To Tour With Kitaro
|The following article is from the Summer, 1994 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Nawang Khechog is one of Tibet's foremost contemporary musicians. He is a Tibetan-born Australian citizen and now an American resident. Since China took over Tibet, he has lived over thirty years in India as a refugee. Nawang was a monk for 11 years studying philosophy and meditation with many Tibetan masters and also living as a hermit meditating in the Himalayan foothills. Nawang aims to utilize music as an instrument for world peace. He has produced three albums and performed internationally at a wide range of venues including the Pentagon, World Peace Festivals, Carnegie Hall, The National Gallery in Washington, D.C., U.N. General Assembly Hall for the opening of the 1992 Earth Summit and the opening of several public addresses by H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Nawang has collaborated with numerous other leading musicians such as Paul Simon, Richie Havens, Paul Winter, Carlos Nikai, Baba Olatunji and most recently, Kitaro. During 1994-95, Nawang is touring with Kitaro's Mandala tour throughout Japan, the Americas, S.E. Asia, Australia and Europe. His new CD and cassette album, produced by Kitaro and distributed worldwide by Kitaro's new record label, Domo Music Group, will be released by the end of this year. His three previous cassettes are now distributed by Snow Lion Publications. They retail for $10 each. Their titles are Sounds of Peace, Rhythm of Peace, and Sounds of Inner Peace.Back to all Snow Lion Articles