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Ch: Selwa

Read "Selwa" reviewed by John Kelman

While East meets West collaborations are nothing new, it is rare that such joinings actually transcend both sensibilities, creating a new and greater whole. With Selwa , guitarist/soundscapist Steve Tibbetts returns to Tibet for another meeting with singer Chöying Drolma, last heard together seven years ago on Chö (Hannibal). Expanding on ideas developed with their first recording, Tibbetts, along with long-time musical partner and percussionist Marc Anderson, creates an even richer tapestry of music to accompany Drolma's songs and chants. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Ch: Selwa

Read "Selwa" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Like Chö, the first collaboration between Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts (in 1997), Selwa honors the sacred music of North and South Asia and delivers a profound example of the modern music world as a global village. It showcases recordings of Buddhist nun Chöying Drolma made by percussionist Marc Anderson and guitarist Steve Tibbetts, both from Minnesota, at a Tibetan Buddhist enclave in the Himalayan country of Nepal. Anderson and Tibbetts returned to Minnesota to huddle with Lee Townsend, producer ...


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