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Grammy Award for Naxos World
Sacred Tibetan Chant Honoured by U.S. Recording Academy

The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery

Los 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 the 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 disc. 

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