Learning to Listen

Breathing new life into a sacred musical tradition

Derek Beres

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SelwaBeres
Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts
Six Degrees Records, 2004
$14.99 (CD)

A truly successful musical collaboration requires that everyone approach the project with an open mind and the willingness to listen deeply. Egos must be checked, in service of the greater whole. On Selwa, a Tibetan nun and American guitarist grant each other the space to move freely through their respective disciplines, and the result is a lesson in listening for anyone who is fortunate enough to come across the album.

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