TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an extraordinary soundtrack recording from the stirring documentary of the same name that seeks to educate viewers about Tibet's dark past under Chinese occupation. In creating the score, composers Nawang Khechog and Jeff Beal tried to be true to the spirit of traditional Tibetan music while appealing to a Western audience. Using field recordings that Beal made on his first trip to Tibet, the duo created themes and cues that drew from the natural rhythms of the ancient city. "Freedom Suite (Duet for Trumpet and Tibetan Horn)" is a hidden track at the end of the album that is an improvisation between a jazz trumpet player and a Tibetan horn player. It is an excellent example of their musical fusion and the eclectic flavor of the recording. Khechog, a Tibetan monk and world-renowned wood flute player, has performed with a bevy of Western pop music artists including David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, and David Bowie. His work on this project lends an authenticity that resonates through the entire recording. TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an enhanced CD that contains three music videos featuring footage from the film. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this recording will be donated to The Dalai Lama Fund.
1. Hitchhiking To Lhasa 2. One Human Life 3. Altar Of The Earth 4. Long Life Chant 5. The Quilt 6. Secret Suffering 7. The Celebration 8. The Mandala 9. Pilgrimage 10. Purges 11. The Prophecy 12. Mindfulness 13. Peace Prayer 14. Strange Liberation 15. Great Compassion 16. Cry Of The Snow Lion 17. Freedom Suite (Bônus)