CD-Release-Concert at Kaufleuten, Zürich on Feb. 2nd 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

POROK KARPO’S ALBUM “BEHIND THE TWO MOUNTAINS” ་རི་གཉིས་རྒྱབ་ལ༑༑
RELEASE AND THE CONCERT ANNOUNCED:
FEBUARY 2 ND AT THE KAUFLEUTEN IN ZURICH

CHIEF GUESTS:
1. HONOURABLE LOBSANG SANGAY, the President of the EXILE GOVERNMENT OF TIBET.
2. MARIO FEHR, Council of the Canton of Zurich.
3. NGODUP DORJEE, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lamain Switzerland

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST:
JUERG HALTER, the famous Swiss Artist, Poet and Performance Poet will perform with Loten Namling and Mik Keusen and a big surprise awaits!
SPECIAL DISCO NITE with TOP Kaufleuten DJs.

The tickets will be sold by Kaufleuten at the Kaufleuten Lounge gate! First come first entry!
Reservation here. Don’t MISS IT!

We are most honoured that the President of the Tibetan Government in Exile, the honourable Dr. Lobsang Sangay la has kindly accepted our invitation as the Chief Guest along with Mr. Mario Fehr who is a member of the Council of Canton of Zurich. Dr. Sangay will be on a week’s official visit in Switzerland meeting Tibetan Youths and community members and other political leaders during his short stay here. We have requested Dr. Sangay la to speak on the difficult plight of the Tibetan culture in Tibet and the role of western governments to safe guard Tibet’s rich cultural heritage!

THE DOOR WILL OPEN AT 19.30 PM AT THE ENTRANCE OF KAUFLEUTEN LOUNGE.
THE CONCERT BEGINS AT 20.30 PM

 

 

“This is how it is” Videoclip from the recording studio

Take a glimpse of an eye into the recording studio, where we recorded the Track from the upcoming album “Between The Two Mountains” (Endorphin/Irascible) being released on Feb. 2nd 2018.

 

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Please help us finishing our album and get a nice reward!

CD Cover finished!

We finished the CD-Cover – check it out:

Colours of Osttrava


Porok Karpo is proud to announce, that we play the famous Colours of Ostrava Festival in the Czech Republic.
The Festival takes place in an old factory and looks great!


Barcelona…

Tibetan warrior to be shown in Barcelona Tibet Festival by Ven. Wangchen la. Wangchen la has taken special initiative to translate the film for Spanish people. I thank him for that. I will be there to speak and sing for my Spanish friends. A question and answer session will be there at the end.

I congradulate Thubten Wangchen la for his definite re elected post as the member of Tibetan Parliament in Europe. He deserves it…again!

http://www.casadeltibetbcn.org/ca/activitats/festival-del-tibet-drets-humans

 Concert at the Europa Fest on 6th of September.

One of the main aims of His Holiness the Dalai lama is to bring harmony amongst all major religions of this world. He is working tirelessly to achieve this. As His student and His ardent follower I am honoured to follow his steps and represent His vision at the forth coming Europa Fest where I have been requested to give the final concert of the event. The renowned jazz pianist Mik Keusen will accompany me some songs of Porok Karpo and Milarepa songs on Piano. I am looking forward to it……
Tashi Delek!

20.00 KONZERT MIT LOTEN NAMLING & MIK KEUSEN
Haus Der religionen:
TRIBÜNE IM OG

Tibetisch-traditionelle Songs mit europäischen Einflüssen.
Der Musiker Loten Namling ist Exiltibeter und lebt seit über 25 Jahren in der Schweiz. Mit seiner Band Porok-Karpo singt er tibetische Friedenslieder und verbindet diese mit westlichen Klängen. Loten Namling kämpft für die Menschenrechte im Tibet und anderswo und steht musikalisch im stetigen Dialog der Kulturen. Begleitet wird er für dieses Konzert vom Pianisten Mik Keusen.

Plakat_Europa-Fest

 

Tibetan warrior moves on..quietly but swiftly spreads the message of Tibetans inside Tibet!

Next screenings of the Tibetan Warrior will be in New York, Taiwan, Hong kong , India, barcelona….etc. director Dodo and myself will be accompanying it to give talks and interviews. Please do check the website Below for definite timings. I will be there also if possible to do concerts along with the shows….

www.tibetanwarrior.com/index.php/home.html

Success of Tibetan warrior in Greece in the midst of Greek Financial Crises:

The Director Do do came back from Greece and told me some wonderful stories of the screening of Tibetan warrior on a beautiful Greek island. He told me that the y loved it and some how could very closely associate themselves with the tibetan issue in terms of on going Greek financial crises!.. Its seems it was a great success!
So will it be in San francisco, Brazil,New york, Dharamsala, etc etc……..

Tomorrow it will be Starnberg, Munich!
Porok Karpo will fly high with the blessing of His Holiness the Dalai lama. When I was in Oslo performing for Him, I informed Him of my plan to form a band to sing those freedom songs from tibet to the world. He blessed me….and immediately after barely three weeks I could form this Band the Porok karpo, meaning the White Crow in Tibetan!!

Bod gyal lo….and wish us luck!!!!!

Tibetan warrior to be shown in Hong kong!!!!

http://www.hongkongtibetfilmfestival2015.com/filming-schedule.html

Porok Karpo will perform in Munich

Dear friends,

Porok Karpo will perform in Munich this week end along with the film Tibetan Warrior. Unfortunately my Vocal Chord is slightly damaged and I was given a very strong treatment of cortison. My doctor hopes for the best. It was an emergency treatment. Wish me luck…..

Fortunately I have a great band with great musicians plus a great wizard of sound, Betrand who will mix the songs life. Please do pray for good evening….and recovery of my voice….

Tashi Delek!!!!

Here is a short story of porok Karpo:

Porok Karpo, the band!

For a long time Tibetan singer «Loten Namling» carried the wish to bring Tibetan freedom songs to the western world. Tibetans in Tibet risk their lifes to sing these songs. Many of them are in prison for simply asking for basic human rights and the return of the Dalai Lama!

So in summer 2014 he approached Swiss guitarist and producer «Patrick Lerjen» to help him realize his vision. In a careful process Lerjen was then seeking for an organic and powerful fusion of these melodous Tibetan songs with the earthy sounds of Western Alternativ Rock. What came into being, is a perfect allegory to the life of exiled Tibetans away from their homeland, still caring their heritage within their hearts. Namling and Lerjen were both truly surprised and amazed by the beauty of the music that rose from the melting of these two worlds.

With Mik Keusen (piano), Philipp Moll (bass) and Muso Stamm (drums) they where lucky to find the perfect companions to complete this extra ordinary TIBETAN -SWISS band Porok Karpo, thus fulfilling the vision of Loten Namling.

Porok Karpo’s music is both raw and filigree, where intimate sceneries lead to powerful episodes. The raw rhythmic fundament by drums and bass combined with evolving piano & guitar patterns build the landscape in which singer Loten Namling tells the story of the the Tibetan people and their struggle to lead a self-determined life.

Porok Karpo ready to play in Munich.

We just finished our last but not the least, rehearsal for Munich. It was great practise with Marco as bass player substituting for Philip for Munich. Also Betrand who is our sound man came to hear us during the rehearsal. Betrand is the sound man of the famous swiss band Young Gods. He has kindly agreed to be our sound tech. too. I call him the wizard of sound! We will play at the Film Festival after the show of Tibetan warrior!

Nature Is My Atelier!

Nature is where I practise my songs.

I was week long on a musical retreat and I often went in the woods to practise the songs I will be singing with my POROK KARPO band in Munich. This song was originally sung by Dolma Kyab in Tibet. I am just trying to learn the song by heart for the Porok Karpo Concert. Here i am not concerned about how it sounds but more the text getting in my heart. I have no specific atelier but I use the nature as my practise room. And thats the best place to practise. Go out in the nature and sing!!!! This is my advice for all those who love singing.

Here is the text of the song:

The snow mountains,
The celestial presence on the ground
Whose dream was robbed and where?
What’s left behind?
Whose small shoes were withered by the wind?
[I] miss my own home land
Oh Snow Mountain
I laid eyes on you when I am born
I am stuck to you when I grow old.
Oh Home Land
The snow afar has turned into rain,
My eyes are filled with rain water
I dearly miss my loved ones
Oh how I wish for them to return.

The blue water of snow,
Flow tenderly across the land
Whose wish was robbed and where?
What’s left behind?
Whose base is tightened by freeze?
Whose neck (voice) was choked?
Oh Snow Water
I drank the snow water when I was born
I cherish you as I grow old
Oh Fatherland,
The snow afar has turned into rain,
My eyes are filled with rain water
I dearly miss my loved ones
Oh how I wish for them to return.

https://video-mxp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpf1/v/t42.1790-2/11773567_10153071204825784_1014018001_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjE2NDMsInJsYSI6NDA5Nn0%3D&rl=1643&vabr=913&oh=b5be7e75f62d1e58deb546257b5bb546&oe=55CEE9DA

Here is a wonderful report on the FUNF SEEN FILM FESTIVAL where Tibetan warrior will be shown as well as POROK KARPO will do a special concert

http://www.magazine4.de/das-9-filmfestival-im-fuenfseenland-suedlich-von-muenchen/

Tibetan Warrior to be shown in Munich, Germany at the prestigious Bavarian Film Festival.

Porok karpo will perform after the film.
https://soundcloud.com/porok-karpo

http://www.fsff.de/home/cm/fff-2015-day/4/index.html?day=4

Tibetan Warrior to be shown at prestigious SanFrancisco Movie Fest.

San Francisco Global Movie Fest (SFGMF) will celebrate its 23rd anniversary by introducing diverse independent films from around the globe to distributors and audience in San Francisco Bay Area. Scheduled to take place from 07 August – 16 August, 2015 in San Jose California, the Festival will screen an international slate of over 300 films.

http://fogsv.org/

Presenting Tibetan warrior to His Holiness the Dalai lama.

My spontaneous visit to Wiesbaden was triple worth and million times blessings.

I was able to:
1… celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lamas 80th Birth Day in His presence,
2…present a report of Tibetan Warrior to His holiness the Dalai lama and
3.. likewise to Sikyong Dr. Losang Sangay la.

I feel ver lucky now!

Honourable Prime minister of Tibet Sikyong Lobsang Sangay la officially endorses Tibetan Warrior!

I am now in Wiesbaden to honour His holiness the Dalai lamas Birth Day in His very presence. Two days of great programmes organised by Tibetans in Germany was amazing. His Holiness thanked every one for the wonderful Birth Day celebration.

I also met Honourable Sikyong to whom I presented Tibetan Warrior. He told told me that he had already heard lots of good things about the film. He appreciates the core message of Tibetan Warrior which is to find a lasting solution between the two people through non violence harmonious coexistence which is in fact a strong message to the Chinese people showing them the genuine wish of His holiness the Dalai lama.He wished me further luck and officially endorsed the film. Thank you so much for this great honour. We will have the film screened in many more festivals including the prestigious DIFF in my childhood village Dharamsala. Looking forward to many more exciting screenings.

See you around the world in eighty days!!!

Concert at the House of Religions:

On 6th of September I will be performing at the House-of-the -Religions, a special concert that they have requested me to do to end the Festival of Europe. I have invited my friend the renowned Bernies pianist Mik Keusen (www.mikkeusen.ch) who is also the pianist of my band POROK KARPO. Together we will be doing songs of Mila Repa and few other songs to connect European musical tradition with authentic Tibetan songs of the past and the present. So please do reserve the day. The concert will be at 20pm,sunday the 6th of september…….at the Europa Platz,BERN!!!!

https://www.haus-der-religionen.ch/

At the Amsterdam Dam Square in front of hundreds of people singing for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lamas Birth Day in Amsterdam

 

Porok karpo is ready to fly!!!

Porok Karpo,the band. The magical story of a new Tibetan pop and rock culture!!!!

One of my friends heard some of our latest recordings and said

” WOW this is going to change the whole Asian pop culture!!!” Well hope you will all feel the same! If you want to hear us…come to Munich to hear us at the FUNF SEEN FESTIVAL.

For a long time Tibetan singer «Loten Namling» carried the wish to bring Tibetan freedom songs to the western world. Tibetans in Tibet risk their lifes to sing these songs. Many of them are in prison for simply asking for basic human rights and the return of the Dalai Lama!
So in summer 2014 he approached Swiss guitarist and Producer «Patrick Lerjen» to help him realise his vision.In a careful process Lerjen was then seeking for an organic and powerful fusion of these melodious Tibetan songs with the earthy sounds of Western Alternative Rock.What came into being, is a perfect allegory to the life of exiled Tibetans away from their homeland, still caring their heritage within their hearts.Namling and Lerjen were both truly surprised and amazed by the beauty of the music that rose from the melting of these two worlds.
With Mik Keusen (piano), Philipp Moll (bass) and Muso Stamm (drums) they where lucky to find the perfect companions to complete this extra ordinary TIBETAN -SWISS band Porok Karpo, thus fulfilling the vision of Loten Namling.
Porok Karpo’s music is both raw and filigree, where intimate sceneries lead to powerful episodes. The raw rhythmic fundament by drums and bass combined with evolving piano & guitar patterns bulid the landscape in which singer Loten Namling tells the story of the the Tibetan people and their struggle to lead a self-determined life.

Here are the selfies with my band members.
Marco is our new bass player substituting Philip Moll when ever he needs to be.

One Big leap for Poro Karpo is that the wizard of all SOUND MIXER, Betrand of the famous YOUNG GODS will be our official band sound engineer. Three cheers!

I performed for His Holiness in Berlin

I performed for His Holiness in Berlin in front of many other great personalities such as late president Havel. His Holiness expressed great appreciation to my song. He encouraged me to sing further and speak on His behalf as far as culture and tradition is concerned. His kindness and blessings have always been the core of my strength for the fight for just cause.

The director of Tibetan Warrior and myself on the bank of the rivet of Basel

The director of Tibetan Warrior and myself enjoying beer and French Fries on the bank of the rivet of Basel after a successful show inBasel.

Internationale Premier Of Tibetan Warrior In New York

Dear friends and Supporters of Tibetan Warrior,

I am happy to inform you that the International Premiere of Tibetan Warrior
will be held in New York. Please inform or spread this news to all your friends. We have booked a cinema Hall (Sunshine Cinemas, NYC) for the event. We request Tibetan communities in and around NYC to make this event a success. Tibetan Warrior has been well received here in Europe and we hope for the same in America.

Date of the event: 08.10.2015 (Thursday)

Venue: Sunshine Cinemas, NYC

The international release of Tibetan Warrior will be simultaneous with the release
of DVD and VOD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Xbox, Vimeo, etc.).

http://www.tibetanwarrior.com/index.php/home.html

Tibetan Warrior for students in Basel

Tibetan Warrior had another successful show yesterday. This was unique in the sense that it was shown to students from one of the schools in Basel. The teachers and the students were impressed by the film and the thanked me and Dodo for the rich information provided by the film. We are looking for more shows in the schools around Switzerland because yesterdays experience with the students showed us how valuable TIBETAN WARRIOR is to raise awareness of the situation Tibet to the younger generation of Switzerland. Please help us to connect to more schools. Thanks ….

Tibetan Warrior to be shown in Dharamsala at DIFF 2015

Yesterday I spoke to Tenzing Sonam la, founder of the film festival DIFF and was honoured to know that they have decided to show Tibetan Warrior this year 2015 at the DIFF. Dharamsala is my home town and I am happy to be there during the festival. See you there soon!

diff.co.in

Interview with one of the young and well known Tibetan blogger Khar Phak.

My interview with one of the young and well known Tibetan blogger Khar Phak.The interview is in Tibetan. Wish you all Tashi Delek!

Tibetan Warrior, The Film

The film Tibetan Warrior proudly stands amongst the best films in the best art theatres around Switzerland. It moves on. Our next screening will be in New York, Munich, St.Paulo, Greece, Taiwan,……..so on. Also interesting is that several schools have screened the film and the next school is in Basel CH. Tibetan Warrior is doing its best to place Tibet back on discussion in the public as well as in the political Arena.

Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama on His Tibetan Birth Day which is today and ofcourse the international celebration will be on 6th of July

The tidal waves of Tibetan Warrior rises

Tibetan Warrior in Biel was a great success. It was full house and the concert went great. People loved it. A young Tibetan who had come to the show told me that he had never seen a Tibetan film so well made and emotionally heart touching. He said that he had tears in his eyes. Likewise many who had come to see the film expressed great appreciation. Thanks the film Podium!!!

Tomorrow the 21st of June at 5pm, Tibetan Warrior will be shown in Biel at the Film Podium.

The Director Dodo and myself will be present at the show. I will do a concert after the film. Please let your friends and near one know about it.

See you there….

http://www.filmpodiumbiel.ch/index.php?id=5&lang=de&mid=145

Tibetan Warrior has crossed another big hurdle.

Tibetan Warrior has now an international distributer of the film. We will have the world premier in New York in september this year. We hope that many friends of Tibet and Tibetans will turn to experience our international release. Please check our website www.tibetanwarrior .com for the latest news and shows around the world. Bod Gyalo!!!

Great news for St.Gallers…..in St.Gallen

17.6. 2015 at 20.00uhr
For people living in St.Gallen its a great news for them to have KINOK theatre showing TIBETAN WARRIOR. I See you there….

http://www.kinok.ch/index/program/movie/2316/premiere/true

Great News for Bielers

For people living in Biel its great news for them to have Film Podium Biel showing TIBETAN WARRIOR. I will have a concert after the film. See you there….

www.filmpodiumbiel.ch/index.php?id=5&lang=de&mid=145

I performed with Aisha and Franz Treichler at the prestigious Kusnthalle of Bern.

Last weekend I performed with Aisha and Franz Treichler at the prestigious Kusnthalle of Bern. It was a 8hours performance of music and vocal improvisation of Aisha and my self.

Some pictures of our performance in Kunst Halle in Bern. It was a great experience using different Tibetan instruments and my voice over the fantastic sounds of Franz and Aisha. Thank you Franz for this wonderful opportunity and I thank Donatella and the Director of Kunst Halle for this great Honour to perform in this great hall of Art in Bern

Saturday will be a great experience for me to sing and fuse Tibetan musical elements with one of the greatest Swiss musician, Franz Treichler

It has to be soft yet strong flowing with the vibrating sounds produced by the formidable Franz with his thirty years of musical experience. I am looking forward to perform in the prestigious Hall of Art in Bern together with Aisha and Franz. Lets see what comes out!!!!!!

Now time to practise just let flow what ever I have in me….or we have! Thats the magic of music!!!!!

http://bazonline.ch/kultur/pop-und-jazz/Die-Waende-der-Kunsthalle-sollen-vibrieren/story/29237309

A message sent by Thubten Tsering la, the former representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London.

“Many kudos for your tireless efforts over the years. I have great admiration for you. As I have said many times before, too many times, we do lots of talking but not walking. Now the time has come to walk the talk and you are doing exactly that. Keep rocking on my friend!” A message sent by Thubten la, the former representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London.