An Exciting Line-Up Of Speakers To Be Featured In Bhutan’s Mountain Echoes Festival 2019

Email

Themed ‘Many Lives, Many Stories’ - the festival, according to the press release, will mark its 10th anniversary with modern Bhutanese music.

(Source: Mountain Echoes)

 

By Chimi Dema Kuensel

The 10th edition of the Mountain Echoes, a festival of art, literature and culture will be held from August 22 to 25 in Thimphu, Bhutan. Her Majesty the Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck will grace the festival.

Themed ‘Many Lives, Many Stories’ -  the festival, according to the press  release, will mark its 10th anniversary with modern Bhutanese music.

There will also be a fresh take on Bhutanese food and drink as well as a plethora of modern Bhutanese lifestyle and cultural products on August 17 at the Namgay Artisanal Brewery (NAB) Bistro in Paro.

More about the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival 

Presented by the Jaypee Group, the four-day festival is an initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation, in association with Siyahi.

The 10th edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival brings together both Bhutanese and foreign writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists, film-makers to engage in cultural dialogues, share stories and create memories in the pristine mountains of Bhutan.

Mountain Echoes enjoys the patronage of Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.

Performances to watch out for

Pawo  Choyning  Dorji’s latest  film - 'Lunana: A Yak in the classroom', 'The  Next Guardian',  a creative documentary film by Arun Bhattarai, and 'Searching for Wives' by Zuki Juno Tobgye will also be screened during the festival.

 

'The  Next Guardian' is a love-filled portrait of a family in Bhutan. The daughter wants be a soccer pro, while the son has doubts about becoming a monk.

Source: Youtube/IDFA

 

Khandro  Yeshey  Tshogyal  –  The Real Treasure, a performance by Charmi Chheda on the Buddhist goddess who was the consort of Guru Padmasambhava will also be performed.

The 10th edition of the festival will feature the following speakers from Bhutan:

  1. Lt Col Kesang Choeden (Founder of Chuniding Food)
  2. Khenpo Karchung (a Sanskrit teacher)
  3. Lopen Lungtaen Gyatso (President of the College of Language and Culture Studies)
  4. author Chador Wangmo and
  5. Sonam Pelden (Technology entrepreneur, FORBES 30 under 30)

Speakers from India include:

  1. Venerable Kabir Saxena (Founder and director Of Root Institute for Wisdom Culture and a monk since 2002)
  2. Actress Bhumi Pednekar
  3. Principal economic advisor to the  Government of India, Sanjeev Sanyal
  4. and author of ‘The Shooting Star’, Shivya Nath

International speakers attending the festival are:

  1. Xyza Bacani, a Filipina documentary photographer based  in  Hong  Kong
  2. Neil MacGregor, Director of the National Gallery, London (1987-2002)
  3. Director of the British Museum (2002-2015), and
  4. Australian digital rockstar, Toby Walsh

 

This article first appeared in Kuensel and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.

 


Related Posts

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival Returns On Aug 23 - Here's Why...

This year's festival celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India.

Jun 15, 2018 00:32

Bhutanese authors outnumber foreign participants in Mountain...

literary festivals such as Mountain Echoes provides a platform for the literary community to emerge, for young writers...

Aug 26, 2017 16:55

The Next Guardian – First Bhutanese Documentary Film To Be...

This is the first time a documentary film from Bhutan will be screened in Japanese theatres.

Jul 31, 2018 11:26

French Designer Christian Louboutin Releases Bhutan-inspired Shoe...

Bhutan’s rich craftsmanship inspired the designer’s latest collection.

Jul 06, 2019 08:53

5 cafes to visit in Thimphu

Best places to hang out in Thimphu for a steaming mug of coffee along with a delicious bite to eat.

Jun 19, 2019 10:30

Food Review: Cloud9 Cafe & Bar

Cloud9 has always been known in Thimphu for dishing out handcrafted gourmet burgers.

Mar 09, 2019 09:44

Latest

News

Government Of Bhutan Injects Nu 1 Billion To Kick-start Organic Flagship Programme

To export a product as an organic, it will be certified only after proper laboratory tests have been conducted.

Jul 12, 2019 21:48

Bhutan Known For Its Commitment And Dedication To The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Bhutan has a very 'good standing' among the member states of the SAARC.

Jul 07, 2019 22:59

Features

Bhutan’s Commitment To Maintain Its Carbon Negative Status And Rich Biodiversity

The land where Bhutan is located has an exceptional concentration of endemic species.

Jul 15, 2019 23:38

Honouring Guru Rinpoche And His Lasting Legacy In Bhutan On His Birthday

The birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche falls on 11 July 2019 in Bhutan.

Jul 11, 2019 21:28

Sports

Bhutan’s Dragon Boys Starts FIFA World Cup Qualifiers With A 1-0 Win Over Guam

Midfielder, Tshering Dorji’s 35th minute strike was enough to make Bhutan win the first leg of the first round of the 2022 World Cup and...

Jun 08, 2019 22:18

Meet Choki Om – First Woman From Bhutan To Become A FIFA Referee

Originally from the district of Wangdue, Choki has already been a referee for over a decade.

May 16, 2019 20:58

Business

Celebrating Bhutan's Entrepreneurs: Kunzang Choki Of Junction Bookstore, Thimphu

This story is part of an exclusive feature by Yeewong Magazine in Dec 2018 on celebrating entrepreneurship in Bhutan.

Jul 13, 2019 19:59

Celebrating Bhutan's Entrepreneurs: Kinley Zangmo Of CWang Mushrooms

This story is part of an exclusive feature by Yeewong Magazine in Dec 2018 on celebrating entrepreneurship in Bhutan.

Jul 10, 2019 22:38

Travel

Discover The 'Almost Medieval' Charm Of Haa - A Well Kept Secret Of Bhutan

Urbanisation has not touched Haa fully yet.

Jul 14, 2019 22:12

Applying Buddhist Values in Life: Discover Happiness In Bhutan Through Meditation

His Eminence Khedrupchen Rinpoche speaks about a workshop that tourists can partake in to apply Buddhist concepts into work.

Jun 21, 2019 12:35

Lifestyle

French Designer Christian Louboutin Releases Bhutan-inspired Shoe Collection

Bhutan’s rich craftsmanship inspired the designer’s latest collection.

Jul 06, 2019 08:53

An Exciting Line-Up Of Speakers To Be Featured In Bhutan’s Mountain Echoes Festival 2019

Themed ‘Many Lives, Many Stories’ - the festival, according to the press release, will mark its 10th anniversary with modern Bhutanese...

Jun 25, 2019 21:28

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!