In our fourth episode, Adam meets musician and self-described ‘accidental activist’ Tenzin Choegyal. Accidental activist is an incredibly humble description for a man who has done so much in his life to give voice to the story of Tibetans in exile.

Tenzin was born in Tibet, but only lived there for the first few years of his life. His journey has taken him to Nepal, India, Australia, and all over the world.

Never one to follow convention, Tenzin’s rebellious nature and cheeky sense of fun have helped him craft a unique path in life. He’s created his own style of music, which has led him to play some of world’s biggest stages and to collaborate with other artists at the top of his field. And it is through his music that he advocates for his people.

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Liliana In My Country

In the final episode of the season, Adam talks to Liliana Maria, the daughter of Marcela Cornejo who was featured in our last episode.  Liliana reflects on the journey of a refugee from the perspective of a child. She talks about being caught between countries and identities, about the journey towards finding meaning, and about the power of story.  . . .  Sound is mixed by David Gaylard.  All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/08/20/liliana/  Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan  We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people. For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/  Join the conversation: Facebook.com/InMyCountryPodcast Instagram: @inmycountrypodcast Subscribe to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/g6-YTz  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. Liliana
  2. Marcela
  3. Tenzin
  4. Iago: Part Two
  5. Iago: Part One

From the episode:

You can learn more about Tenzin’s life and music at his website http://www.tenzinchoegyal.com/

Tenzin’s journey back to Mustang, the Nepalese town on the border with Tibet, in 2014 was captured by ABC’s Foreign Correspondent in the episode ‘The Road’. You can watch this here – https://www.abc.net.au/foreign/the-road/5732024

Watch an example of one of Tenzin’s many collaborations, this time with William Barton (didgeridoo, Australia) and Baatasukh Batsukh (vocals and morin khuur, Mongolia), here – https://youtu.be/8NmOY-dVSew?list=UUa5HBfu1q27U72CFiFGh6lw

Tenzin collaborated with Phillip Glass to compose the soundtrack for the documentary ‘The Last Dalai Lama?‘, You can check out one of the tracks from the album, ‘Heart Strings’, here – https://youtu.be/JQo4lvNElNc

First two photos and the final photo are by Rhianon Whitaker. The photo on the left of the middle row is by Michael Murchie and the phone on the right of the middle row is by Steven Sebring.

Episode Credits

Sound is mixed by David Gaylard.

This episode is sponsored by  Multicultural  Australia, a charity welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals to Queensland with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders.  Learn more by joining the Multicultural Australia community at www.multiculturalaustralia.org.au

All music is from Free Music Archive.  We have cut and/or looped sections from the following tracks in this episode:

Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan.  

We  have  also  been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full  list of  credits visit www.inmycountrypodcast.com/credits

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