Benefit concert supports Japan
THE Peace Festival program has not concluded yet, with beautiful traditional music to be showcased at the Japan Benefit Concert this afternoon.
A portion of the money raised from tonight's concert will be donated to the people who were affected by the earthquake and merciless tsunami that devastated the country in March.
Peace Festival co-ordinator Ruth Power said it was a great way for people to show support for the Japanese people.
“It is something unique, something Warwick hasn't seen before and is supporting our neighbours in Japan,” Mrs Power said.
“It will feature an afternoon of traditional Japanese and Tibetan music.”
Headlining the concert is Tenzin Choegyal, a traditional Tibetan musician who lives in Queensland.
He plays an array of instruments, including the dranyen (long-necked lute), lingbu (transverse flutes) and is revered for his extraordinary voice.
His amazing talents are backed by an equally amazing personal story.
Tenzin was born in Tibet, before escaping to Nepal and being raised in exile in Dharamsala, India.
As a child, he would listen to his mother singing in the nomadic style of Tibet and now attributes much of his passion for that genre to her early influence.
Tenzin also raises money through his tours for Tibetan monks in exile as well as the Tibetan Children's Village, the school for Tibetan refugee children that he attended as a child.
The concert will be held at the Warwick Town Hall today at 3pm.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 concession.