Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
BFM Digital, a leading digital music distributor of independent music, announces the release of two benefit albums “Thundril” and “Dhodma” in support of The Tibet Fund. This project, conceived by producers Joshua Jacobs, president, Synaptic Fusion Entertainment and Steven Weber, president, BFM Digital and Rinchen Dharlo, president, The Tibet Fund is intended to act as an instrument of awareness toward the current plight of the Tibetan people. Both albums follow on the heals of the success of “Jamste – Love & Compassion” – the first album created by the group to raise funds for The Tibet Fund.
“Thundril” is digital collection of contemporary songs and music from award-winning Tibetan artists in exile. “Thundril” (which means ‘Unity’ in Tibetan) offers a striking blend of voices of renowned Tibetan singers such as Dadon, Jamyang Yeshi, Karma Lama (Culture Brothers), Tenzin Kunsal, Pasang Dolma, Phurbu T. Namgyal, Tibet2Timbuktu, Techung, Tenzin Ngawang, Tsering Kalden, Sogshod Dhargye, Tenzin Woeser Tendor, Tenzin Choegyal, Tenzing Dolma, Melong - Tenzin Ngawang, Jampa Choephell, Tenzing Jigme, George Dorjee, Michel Tyabji, Medicine Bear and Kalsang Chukie Tethong among others, all donated tracks to this worthy cause. Each track was hand picked by Jacobs to focus on healing through sound vibration and mantra. The musical genres include pop, love, devotional, classical, freedom, and traditional folk songs.
“It was an honor to have the opportunity to select and compile these diverse songs offered to the Tibet Fund by various Contemporary Tibetan musicians sharing their tradition and spirit with the western world for this noble cause,” says Joshua Jacobs.
The second digital collection “Dhodma” (which means ‘Origin’ in Tibetan”) is a compilation of 14 traditional songs from various areas of Tibet, also performed by artists from the renowned Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
Formed in 1959 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama after the Chinese occupation of Tibet forced some 80,000 Tibetans to flee to India and systematically violated every aspect of Tibetan culture and civilization -- The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is the premiere exile Institute entrusted with the responsibility of preserving and promoting Tibet's unique traditions of performing arts.
Based in Dharamasala, India, TIPA is a vibrant and creative institute consisting of 150 members including artists, instructors, trainees, administrative staff and craftsmen, all of whom live on the Institute's premises and are fully dedicated to preserving Tibetan traditional performing arts.
To preview the Thundril (Unity), please click here: http://bit.ly/Thundril
About The Tibet Fund
The Tibet Fund was founded in 1981 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to help Tibetan refugees to rebuild their lives and ensure that Tibetan cultural, religious and national identity remain a vibrant part of our global heritage. Since then, The Tibet Fund has grown to become the primary funding organization for health, education, refugee rehabilitation, community and economic development, and cultural preservation programs in the Tibetan exile community in India, Nepal and Bhutan. In Tibet, the Tibet Fund supports grassroots organizations that treat and prevent blindness, house and care for orphans, and provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged Tibetans.
About Synaptic Fusion Entertainment
Synaptic Fusion Entertainment is a production company focused on “Fusing Future Technology with Ancient Awareness.” Founded in 1998 by Joshua Jacobs, its mission is to connect the wisdom of the past with new forms of technology and distribution that are available to us and ever changing. SFE produces events, music compilations, and documentary film projects that support and preserve the vision of various healing traditions and cultures from around the world.
Joshua Jacobs, conscious media producer & practicing yogi for 15 years has been focused on producing content & events that are uplifting and healing for mind, body & spirit. He has produced music compilations which include Natural High Lifestyle CD, Caravan of Light Soundtrack, Jamtse - Love & Compassion (An Offering to the Tibet Fund), A New Day: Laya Project Remixed, Footsteps in Africa Soundtrack Nomadic Remix. He is currently producing a Kundalini Yoga Remix compilation & is in production for a documentary film on Sound Healing.
About BFM Digital, Inc.
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM's digital store partners.