The CD Sem-la Shidey Meyna was produced in 2003 by James Lhomi, a Lhomi-Tibetan Christian musician. Because of his desire to reach Tibetans, James has shared fellowship with the group in Nepal where the Tibetan songbook and CD Döyang Pü Shi was developed. He has since written a range of songs in the Tibetan style used on this CD.
One instrument featured on these two CDs is a 6-stringed, long-necked plucked lute called a dramnyen and is a favourite instrument of Tibetans. It is played on many social occasions especially in connection with folk dance. Unlike the well-known long horn, the dramnyen is almost never played in the Buddhist monasteries or at religious functions.
Style: traditional Tibetan
Language: Central Tibetan
Composer: James Lhomi
Recorded: Nepal, 2003
Producer: Mountain Arts Communications
Vocals: James Lhomi, Tshering Choenzom
Instruments: Dramnyen lute, Lingbu flute, Yangchin dulcimer
Contact for track: James c/o Resonance office
Full title: Sem-la Shidey Meyna (Serenity)
Local title: སེམས་ལ་ཞི་བདེ་མེད་ན།
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