Award for Naxos World
Sacred Tibetan Chant Honoured by U.S. Recording Academy
Angeles, USA: Naxos World title Sacred
Tibetan Chant was honoured at the 46th Annual GRAMMY®
Awards Sunday night in the Traditional World Music category, becoming
first Naxos title to win a GRAMMY award. Receiving the award for
Best Traditional World Music Album,
Sacred Tibetan Chant captured one
of only two awards given for world music.
The album was recorded live during ceremonies at the Sherab Ling
Monastery, in India's Kangra Valley. Centuries-old prayers form
the contents of the disc, including the morning Lineage Prayer and the
evening blessings for all sentient beings. The recording includes
traditional instruments studied by Tibetan monks and nuns, such as long
horns called Radung and a large temple drum called the Nga Chin.
The ordinary noises of routine activity form an ambient backdrop to the
chants, giving them an authenticity that transcends the recorded medium.
Tenam Lama, from the Sherab Ling Monastery, accepted the award on
behalf of the monastery and all of the monks who performed on the