Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tina Turner second best to Tibetan monks

Independent label New Age Records released Tina Turner's latest album. It was hoped her incursions into chanting and prayer would attract a Grammy nomination.

"Our label New Age Records had already released Tina Turner's album thinking that she a big name and it could be a real contender for the Grammys," Engels told AAP.

"As an afterthought they put out the Gyuto Monks as well and to everyone's surprise the nomination went to them instead."

"They visit on a rotation system," he said.

"Their monastery in India sends four or five of them at a time to go around the country attending various events."

The monks who featured on Pure Sounds have since returned home and Engels doubts the Grammy nomination will have much impact on their lives.

"Quite honestly I don't think it's anything of their concern. It means nothing to their lives but it means something for the Tibetan movement because it shines the light on Buddhism.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Tina Turner Rocks Egypt

Tina Turner performed at the Pyramids and its sponsored by Hosni Mubarak. The concert held on 4 Feb.

Peter Frampton also appeared with Tina Turner and his multi lingual guitar that can spit out a little Arabic when needed.

The guy embarked the show with a wa-had(1), ith-nain(2), thah-lath-ah(3) licks spoken in the local dialect.Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs also appeared at the concert.

Old Hosni is still clinging to power and hopes to quell the unrest by providing a free concert at the Pyramids. Rock away the unrest is the idea.

On the date at the Sphinx Bowl,Tina and Peter were already booked and the pair were happy to entertain a larger crowd especially since Hosni has to cough up more of the national reserve based on spectator count.