UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recording: Tibetan Buddhist Music, 1995-04-12  PDF

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University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recording: Tibetan Buddhist Music
1 videotapes  :  EC - 1 vct (S-VHS, sp, stereo, color); Duration: 00:55:45
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Recording of concert performance of UW Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology Phursang Kelak Lamaand and his students. These performances were recorded in Brechemin Auditorium 4/18/95 and on the roof of the Music Building 4/12/95.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Phursang Kelak Lama is the ritual music director (dbu mdzad) དབུ་མཛད། of Karma Raj Mahavihar, a Kagyu monastery located at Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Phursang Lama grew up in Tibet, entering Dilyak monastery in Nangchen, in the Kham region of Tibet. He received the traditional training in ritual arts. He left Tibet in 1959 with other senior lamas from his monastery, settling in the monastery in Kathmandu. Phursang Lama taught Tibetan ritual music for two years in the Ethnomusicology Department of the University of Washington.

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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Linda Iltis; Archives copy is S-VHS master.


1) Concert - Music of Tibet (recorded 4/18/95): Mahakala ritual (with Rol mo instrumental interludes); Zla ba yar tshes, "Days of the waxing moon"; music of the Rnying ma pa traditon.

2) Reception music and call to assembly (rooftop music)(recorded 4/12/95).

Note: evening concert of 4/12/95 began with rooftop performance, then continued indoors; videotape begins with repeat of indoor concert at noon 4/18/95 and continues with rooftop portion of 4/12 performance.

See logsheet for itemized contents listing.

Documentation: Concert program and poster

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 9

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Tibetans--Asia--Central Asia
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Lama, Kelak (instrumentalist)