KCRW Rewind – Gaden Shartse Monks & DJ Tom Schnabel

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Monks with Tom Schnabel by Steve Laufer
Monks with Tom Schnabel by Steve Laufer (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

In the late 1980s we had the Gaden Shartse Monks in for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

It was before Americans had been exposed to Tibetan music, performed by monks in crimson robes with their long alp horn-like trumpets.  The Gaden monks were here in LA with the Dalai Lama—who is associated with their monastery in Tibet—and who had,  that very day,  won the Nobel Peace Prize. They were happy and gentle beings, and brought peaceful vibrations to the studio.

Tom Schnabel