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Mystical Tibet Concert with Special Guest Ama Jetsun Pema

An evening of story and song featuring the Dalai Lama's revered sister, Jetsun Pema and the Camerata

Presented by Tenzin Choegyal in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

The Festival of Tibet is thrilled to be welcoming back Jetsun Pema la, sister of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and UNESCO medal winning educational reformer and activist as part of Mystical Tibet alongside Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.

Affectionately known by Tibetans as ‘Ama la’ (respected mother), Jetsun Pela la has had 42 years as director of the Tibetan Children’s Village schools (established in India to care for and educate for Tibetan refugee children). She was elected the first Minister for Women in the Tibetan Government in Exile. Joining Ama la on stage in conversation is the marvelous Meshel Laurie, author of several books including her latest release, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy.

Ending Ama la’s talk will be the awe-inspiring collaboration that is Mystical Tibet. The award winning Camerata–Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and renowned Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal have been collaborating for over a decade and perform sublime interpretations of Tenzin’s original compositions. “It’s a completely new genre of music, what we might call Tibetan Folk Chamber Music. And as far as we can tell Tenzin is the first Tibetan musician to write and perform with a Western classical group.” ABC RN

Join us for a fabulous night of story and song that is not to be missed.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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