About this Event
Stream Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2022
Stream Time: 8PM ET
Replay: Replay through Wednesday, July 13th
Artists Include: IXX Tashi, JJI Exile Brothers, Loten Namling, Namgyal Nangmi, Nawang Khechog, Sonam Lhamo & Tenzin Choetsok, Sonam Phuntsok, Techung, TenKun, Tenzin Choegyal, Tenzin Donsel, Tibchick, Tnammy, Tsering Dorjee Bawa, Tsering Gurmay, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
About Lhakar Music Festival: Please visit thus.org/lhakar for more details on the artists and their performances. Some translations of songs and video explanations will be available closer to the event.
In celebration of our 35th anniversary, Tibet House US is planning a global virtual concert featuring exclusively Tibetan artists from across all musical genres to be broadcast online from July 7-13, 2022. In alignment with our mission to spotlight the culture and art of Tibetan people, this concert will highlight the rich diversity of Tibetan musical expression and showcase a vibrant range of traditional and contemporary music. To our knowledge, this is the first ever virtual music festival to feature exclusively Tibetan musicians and we are excited to share the incredible talent and creativity of these artists.
Lhakar translates to "white Wednesday" in Tibetan and is astrologically recognized as an auspicious day for H.H. the Dalai Lama and therefore considered a special day in the week to honor Him and all that He represents for Tibetans. In recent years, Lhakar has additionally become a worldwide movement to embrace Tibetan culture and identity. People observe Lhakar on Wednesdays by intentionally speaking Tibetan, eating Tibetan food, wearing traditional clothes, and shopping at Tibetan owned businesses, symbolically uniting Tibetans around the world in the diaspora and inside Tibet.
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s birthday auspiciously falls on a Wednesday this year – July 6, 2022 – therefore we will broadcast this Lhakar Music Festival from Thursday, July 7 through midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 13.