Cacophonous Sarcophagus proudly welcomes the return of the legendary Russian group Phurpa, to perform a throat singing ritual at the magnificent Church of St. Thomas the Martyr (next to The Fleece).


“Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow based group in this tradition.

A typical ensemble usually includes a pair of nga drums, several rolmo cymbals and a pair of gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. One of the unique features of the Tibetan monastic choir is a specific kind of overtone chanting, called “rgyud-skad”, or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singer’s transmogrification during the so-called “chanting meditation”.

*Tickets* & Bristol Ticket Shop

This is a seated event. There is pew space for all, but feel free to bring your own beanbag and cushions.

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