Gyatsho Tshering was an author and scholar who, among other accomplishments, established with the Dalai Lama a library to hold the archives of the Tibetan people in India. In 2008, Mr. Tshering shared his life story with 3rd grade students at Valley View Elementary School in Columbia Heights, MN, through the Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song program.
This music-film highlights the song Tibet, which came out of the interview in 2008. Footage includes Tibetan Uprising Day celebrations, Tibetan New Year and the Gyuto Tantric and Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery
Artists and community members featured on the sound recording of Tibet include: Venerable Tibetan Monks Gendun Kelsang, Jampa Thupten, and Lobsang Jungnes from the Gyuto Tantric and Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery (Multiphonic chanting) ; Dolma & Yiga Tshering with family and friends from the Tibetan community of Minnesota (choral vocals and prayer), Marc Anderson (world percussionist), Dirk Freymuth (electric guitar), Billy Peterson (bass), Ricky Peterson (keyboards), JD Steele (harmony vocals) and Larry Long (lead vocal, 12 string guitar).