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Drebu at the Road to Asia Festival, 2009 November 26, 2009

Posted by KDA in Musical Performances, Public event, Tibetan Arts and Culture.
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On Nov. 7 and 8, Drebu participated in the annual Road to Asia Festival hosted by and at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto.

Kalsang introduces the Tibetan monks at the Road to Asia festival

Kalsang introduces the Tibetan monks at the Road to Asia festival

The festival featured a wide range of Asian cultural performances, artifacts and food: Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Pakistan and Tibet.

Drebu introduced the Tibetan acts for the two-day festival. On Saturday, Nov. 7, Mingmar Tsering performed Tibetan traditional folk songs singing, and playing the dranyen (Tibetan guitar) and flute on two different stage times.

Mingmar, Tibetan singer

Mingmar performs with the dranyen

The following Sunday, Nov. 8, we featured Tibetan monks on two separate acts. The first act featured three monks reciting “Kyamdro (refuge), Nyense (invitation) and Ngowa (dedication)”. The second act involved a monk invoking Padmasambhava for world peace.

Tibetan monks at the Road to Asia festival 2009

Tibetan monks at the Road to Asia festival 2009

The monks are: Lobsang Gawa, Jampa Tsering and Ngawang Rabjor Lama.

Throughout the two-day Road to Asia festival Drebu featured a Tibetan painter at the children’s area. Tenpa, who studied in India, painted traditional Tibetan sketches which many children and adults delightfully coloured and filled. He guided them along the process and enjoyed the experience of presenting Tibetan art at the festival.

Tenpa at the JCCC

Tenpa with a young budding artist

All of the festival participants were offered an honorarium by Drebu as a recognition and appreciation for their contribution in helping promote Tibetan arts and culture in Toronto.

We thank all our sponsors for their support, and to JCCC for inviting us to participate in this wonderful and fun festival. Our sponsors are listed in the previous blog post.

Please enjoy the photographs of the event displayed on the right.

Notice the Tibetan flag on the far left (one of four flags featured at the festival!)

Notice the Tibetan flag on the far left (one of four flags featured at the festival!)

Copyright 2009-2010 Drebu: All rights reserved.

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