Kyab Yul-Sa trio, winners of the Prix des Musiques d’Ici 2021, will unveil their new album “Murmures d’Himalaya” on its release April 26, 2024, on Nangma Prod / InOuïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Thursday May 23, 2024 at Studio de L’Ermitage (Paris).

Their first single ‘Gangkar’ will be available on all platforms on March 15 2024.

Created in 2015 by Tibetan artist Lobsang Chonzor (vocals, Tibetan dranyen lute, gyumang tympanum), the beating heart of this unique ensemble, the Kyab Yul-Sa trio draws its identity from traditional Tibetan music. Both a singer and a musician, Lobsang Chonzor has been exploring traditional secular and religious Tibetan repertoires for over twenty years. In his solo performances, he introduces the public to this genre, while revealing impeccable technical mastery and astonishing artistic modernity.

Kyab Yul-Sa is a musical trio born in 2015 and composed of:
Lobsang Chonzor: voice, Tibetan dranyen lute, tympanon gyumang
Margaux Liénard: violin, hardanger d’amore, bouzouki
Julien Layahe: zarb, tombak, and other percussion instruments.

The album:

Murmures d’Himalaya is first and foremost an escape, a journey into faraway lands: landscapes that are sometimes mysterious, sometimes captivating or contemplative, evoked by melodies and rhythms from elsewhere, but also by videos and visual material to support the musical message. Murmures d’Himalaya is an opportunity to discover Tibetan culture with Lobsang Chonzor, and to open a door to other horizons with Margaux Liénard and Julien Lahaye. The musical and visual heritages of the 3 artists reflect a spellbinding universe that is transcended by the universality of the music and the contemporary nature of the compositions.

The trio:

In Kyab Yul-Sa, Lobsang Chonzor joins forces with 2 musical exiles who have appropriated music from ‘elsewhere’ (Scandinavia, Northern Europe, Iran). Together, they transcend the foundations of traditional Tibetan music, bringing new arrangements inspired by musical languages that respond to and enrich each other.
In their common land of music, the musicians offer the Tibetan tradition a musical revival with a unique blend of timbres.