The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed first release, 1997's Cho, Selwa is a beautiful sound tapestry of haunting songs evoking a sense of peace that cuts through any language barrier. Tibbetts' subtle arrangements mixed with percussion from long time collaborator Marc Anderson perfectly frame Drolma's unforgettable voice. The group returned to Philadelphia for a performance within the church sanctuary of St. Mary's Hamilton Vilage on 9 April 2005 as part of The Gatherings Concert Series
Over the past few years, the music of Tibetan monks has gained a massive audience, with Western listeners finding refuge from the rat race in the songs and chants of the East. Those same medicinal qualities are at the core of this breathtaking collaboration between veteran guitar wizard and ECM recording artist Steve Tibbetts and Choying Drolma, a Buddhist nun whom Tibbetts met and recorded at a monastery in Nepal.
The highly anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed first release, 1997’s Cho, Selwa is a beautiful sound tapestry of haunting songs that evoke a sense of peace that cuts through any language barrier. Tibbetts has one of the most recognizable guitar styles in the world and his subtle arrangements mixed with percussion from his long time collaborator Marc Anderson perfectly frame Drolma’s unforgettable voice.
2. Palden Rangjung
5. Song of Realization
6. Yumchen Tukar
7. Mandala Offering
10. Je Lama