Healing the Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation

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Healing the Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation

[ Epitaph Records / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 24 July 2007

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The Dalai Lama, Gyuto Tantric Choir, Anoushka Shankar, Nawang Khechog, R. Carlos Nakai, Philip Glass, Foday Musa Suso, Tom Waits & The Kronos Quartet perform to bridge cultural gaps and forge revolutionary new bonds between peoples around the world.

'Healing the Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation' is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a gathering of musicians from wildly different backgrounds in a benefit for Richard Gere's 'Healing the Divide' Foundation. The concert which was recorded live at the Lincoln Center in New York, features performances from Tibet's Gyuto Choir, India's Anoushka Shankar (daughter of virtuoso Sitar player Ravi Shankar) and genre-bending duets from Tibetan avant-garde musician Nawang Kechong with Native American master R. Carlos Nakai and maverick composer Philip Glass with Gambian virtuoso Foday Musa Suso.

The concert closer is a unique collaboration between musicians who personify the spirit of adventure in contemporary music, as Tom Waits performs four of his classic songs accompanied by Grammy-winners the Kronos Quartet. (These versions are not available anywhere else). Add a moving opening address from the Dalai Lama and 'Healing the Divide' is the perfect musical embodiment of the Foundation's mission: to bridge cultural gaps and forge revolutionary new bonds between peoples around the world.

Proceeds from the sale of this album will be directly applied to projects benefiting the people of Tibet and the Himalayan region.

Tracks:

1. Special Address - His Holiness The Dalai Lama
2. Invocation - The Gyuto Tantric Choir
3. Nivedan - Anoushka Shankar
4. Peace Chants - Nawang Khechog And R. Carlos Nakai
5. The Gambia - Philip Glass And Foday Musa Suso
6. Way Down In The Hole - Tom Waits And Kronos Quartet
7. God’s Away On Business - Tom Waits And Kronos Quartet
8. Lost In The Harbor - Tom Waits And Kronos Quartet
9. Diamond In Your Mind - Tom Waits And Kronos Quartet