LOUSIVILLE KY- In celebration of the Dalai Lama's visit to Louisville May 18-21, a Tibetan Freedom Concert will be presented at the Brown Theatre at 8:00 o'clock on Monday evening May 20th. Kunga Norbu, nephew of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will serve as master of ceremonies at the concert. He will also host a Tibet Q&A session at the Drepung Gomang Institute (DGI) on Friday afternoon from 4-6 pm. The Institute is located at 411 N Hubbards Lane in Louisville.
The concert will feature Kentucky native Ben Sollee and Grammy nominee Nawang Khechog. Other local and Tibetan musicians will round out the world class entertainment. Cellist, singer-songwriter and composer, Ben Sollee is known for his innovative styling, genre-bending songwriting and electrifying performances. In 2007, he was named one of National Public Radio's "Top Ten Unknown Artists" and acclaimed for his distinctive cello technique and soulful vocals. Nawang Khechog is one of Tibet's renowned world music composers. A monk for eleven years, he studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters.
Tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents or by phone at 502-562-0144. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $75, $40 and $25. Kentucky Center members may order tickets by calling the member hotline at 502-562-0144. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Drepung Gomang Institute, the host organization of the Dalai Lama Louisville Tour.