April 1, 2006
Nangma Group came all the way from India to perform, share and present the Traditional
Tibetan way of Life through the Arts. Presenting the Tibetan folk songs, Nangma
and Toesheys songs, to preserve Tibetan performing arts, culture and tradition.
| When: April 1st 2006,
Venue: Lake Street Church
607 Lake Street
Adults: .......... $15.00
High School kids:.......$10.00
Kids in Grade 1 to Grade 8:.$5.00
Kids under Grade 1:.....FREE!!
Chukie Tethong:..Lead Singer
Sonam Paljor:...Dranyen, Gyumang, Piwang & Bompa.
Chondhen:...Singer, Guitar, Flute, Piwang.
Sonam Tashi:....Guitar, Gyumang, Piwang and Erkha
Duration of this concert is 2 hours (6:00pm to 8:00pm) with ten minutes
Each of these artists has trained in many different styles and genres of Tibetan
music and dance and has more than thirty years of experience performing and teaching.
Our four artists have individually recorded more than 10 CDs, and have toured
separately in Europe, North America and East Asian countries. Our concert provided
a very lively and memorable evening of entertainment.
Mike Dunham, Author of Buddha's Warrior
March 10, 2006
The author of the book Buddha's Warrior
came to Chicago to talk about his book to local colleges and Universities. Despite
his busy schedule he gave a talk to the Tibetan community at our center on March
10, 2006 after the prostest at 6.00 p.m. His book was nominated for the Pullitzer
Prize. Thanks to everyone of you joined us and received a deeper knowledge about
Tibet despite our busy lives. There was a Q & A at the end of his presentation.
Below please find one of many reviews of the book to give you an idea about the
Dunham is our guide to this far-flung place
known as Tibet and the story of the CIA backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters who rose
up against the Chinese to protect this precious nation. It reads like a suspense
novel taking the reader on an unsettling and beautiful trip through the last sixty
years. I couldn't put the book down and want to share it with all my friends.
Dunham begins the book asking the question of who these brave men were who helped
the Dalai Lama escape Tibet and the persecution of the Chinese. The reader has
the pleasure of learning the answer to this question and more on an oddly beautiful
journey into men's hearts & souls.
If not all, almost all the Tibetan community
members of Chicago unified at the New Year’s Eve party to welcome the year
2006. Everybody was cherishing the party enhanced by luscious foodstuff (Momo),
music, dance, drinks and entertainment from early evening till sunup. The most
fascinating event was trivial competing talent show among the Tibetan youngsters,
which was extraordinary, exciting and amusing. The best three performers were
prized $100, $50 and $25 appropriately. Night was full of entertainment &
accomplishment, and the special thanks to all the organizers, participants and
of course the Tibetan community people.