VARIOUS ARTISTS

Tibet: The Heart of Dharma — Buddha’s Teachings And The Music They Inspired

(Ellipsis Arts) Used CD $5.00

Four pieces recorded February, 1987 and March, 1988 in Tibet: Loseling Dratsang of Drepung Monastery (Geluk Order), Mundgod, Karnataka, India; plus another recorded at Khampagar Monastery (Drukpa Kagyu) in Kangra Valley, April 1981. With 64pp book

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Deep in the Heart of Tuva — Cowboy Music From the Wild East

(Ellipsis Arts) Used CD + Hardcover Book $7.00

Produced and annotated by Ralph Leighton, this 1996 compilation brings together traditional and contemporary Tuvan music by Kongar-ool Ondar, Aldyn-ool Sevek, Oleg Kuular, Oorzhak Khunashtaar-ool, Bichi-Maa Davaa, Shaktar Shulban, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg, Nadezhda Kuular and the Tuvan State Ensemble Sayani, Sainho Namchylak, Mikhail Alperin, Huun-Huur-Tu with the Bulgarian Women’s Choir Angelite, Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha, and Paul “Earthquake” Pena. Sixty-four-page hard-cover book provides a glimpse into the history and culture of Tannu Tuva, plus translations of Tuvan stories and poetry.

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Dancing With The Dead — The Music of Global Death Rites

(Ellipsis Arts) Used CD + Hardcover Book $8.00

1995 audio recordings of death rites from around the world by Pastor Ediemae Layne, The Eureka Brass Band, The Tainjin Buddhist Music Ensemble, Afif Ali Khan with Manzoor Hussain Santoo Khan and Ensemble, Los Nani, Nasloi, Janet Leuchter, Los Camperos de Valles, Antanosy / Mahafaly, Fong Naam, The Lileh Choir of Dmanisi, Sanjukta Sen, Koo Nimo and the Kumasi Ensemble Adadam Agofomma, Gabriel Souza Carvalho, Keith Mahone / Hualapai People of Arizona, Seka Gamelan Anklung “Karya Bakti,” and Bokoto. The book offers detailed track-by-track liner notes and essays.