PHURPA (Live at Church of St. Thomas)

PHURPA (LIVE AT CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS) at St Thomas The Martyr Church Mon 17 July 2017 from 7.30pm - 11pm

Phurpa (Live at Church of St. Thomas)

Cacophonous Sarcophagus proudly welcomes the return of the legendary Russian group Phurpa, to perform a throat singing ritual at the magnificent Church of St. Thomas the Martyr (next to The Fleece).

Phurpa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK5uG2fN6HE
https://phurpa.bandcamp.com/

"Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow based group in this tradition.
A typical ensemble usually includes a pair of nga drums, several rolmo cymbals and a pair of gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. One of the unique features of the Tibetan monastic choir is a specific kind of overtone chanting, called "rgyud-skad", or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singer's transmogrification during the so-called "chanting meditation".

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Tickets: £9.00  

St Thomas The Martyr Church

Located in Bristol’ city centre, this handsome late 18th-century church was designed in 1789 by local architect and carver James Allen to replace a Medieval church deemed unsafe for use.

Allen retained the 15th-century west tower of the old church, intending it to be 'raised and modernised’ in a Classical fashion, but the plan was never carried out and the church is an unusual - but pleasing - blend of both periods. - 

The acoustics are excellent and the church regularly hosts some excellent performances.

 

Address: Thomas Lane, Bristol, BS1 6JG * Click on the address to launch google maps.