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A performance by monks is always part of Tibet House benefit

A performance by monks is always part of Tibet House benefit

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman stage
881 Seventh Ave. at 57th St.
Friday, February 26, $30-$85, 7:30

Tickets are on sale and going fast for the twentieth annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, this year displaying another amazing, eclectic lineup, including artistic director Philip Glass, Gogol Bordello, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Tenzin Kunsel, Regina Spektor, Pierce Turner, and Jesse Smith & Michael Campbell. The Carnegie Hall show will be highlighted by one-of-a-kind collaborations and performances, all to raise money and awareness for Tibet House, whose mission is to protect, preserve, and promote Tibetan culture and heritage; the organization began at the behest of the Dalai Lama in 1987. Past shows have features such performers as the Drepung Loseling Monks, Ray Davies, Laurie Anderson, Steve Earle, Vampire Weekend, Angelique Kidjo, Band of Horses, Lou Reed, Sigur Rós, Sufjan Stevens, the Beastie Boys, Emmylou Harris, David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Allen Toussaint, Yo La Tengo, Moby, David Bowie, Allen Ginsberg, Gyuto Monks, and many others. We’ve been to a few of these benefits, and they’re always a wonderful mix of great music and cultural tradition.

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