Born in November 1956 in Nepal in a family of Tibetan refugees, Kelsang Chukie Tethong was raised in a musical family which deeply influenced her as a child.In the mid-60s she and her sister, Namgyal Lhamo, were chosen to join the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), Dharmsala, which was established soon after the Tibetans came into exile in 1959.
Mariela Vitale a.k.a. Emme (born December 20, 1982) is a pop/r&b singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actress from Buenos Aires, Argentina, daughter of renowned composers Lito Vitale and Verónica Condomí.
A group of musicians better described as an ensemble than an orchestra, the instruments featured including koto, hoteki, shamisen and shakuhachi. The Koto Ensemble incorporates minor, yet discernible elements of western classical music into the atmospheric, nature-inspired discipline of Japanese classical, with thoroughly engaging and enjoyable results.
Started in early 2003, the effort is characterized by quiet vocals, fingerpicking, and a slowly-growing entourage of instruments and albums. Stillgazer is a side project with more of a dream-pop focus.
Nogaku is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Many characters are masked, with men playing male and female roles. The repertoire is normally limited to a specific set of historical plays. A Noh performance often lasts all day and consists of five Noh plays interspersed with shorter, humorous kyōgen pieces.