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Buddhist Chant

With vocal techniques like no other singers Buddhist monks maintain a unique, yet largely unrecognised musical style. Aled Jones travels to a Tibetan centre in South London to hear the amazing sounds they produce, and meets the musician who gave up his successful IT career to learn the tradition's secrets. Plus a look at how choirs fare when they tackle music from well outside their national style as the Dutch sing Renaissance English polyphony, Americans tackle Purcell, and the British reinvent themselves as South Americans and Russians.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 4 Apr 2010 18:30