Healing the Divide, A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation, is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a gathering of musicians from wildly different backgrounds in a benefit for Richard Gere's Healing The Divide Foundation. The concert, recorded live at Lincoln Center in New York, features transcendental performances from Tibet's Gyuto Choir, India's Anoushka Shankar; and genre-bending duets from Tibetan avant-garde musician Nawang Kechong with Native American master R. Carlos Nakai, and maverick composer Philip Glass with Gambian virtuoso Foday Musa Suso. The concert closer is a unique collaboration between musicians who personify the spirit of adventure in contemporary music, as Tom Waits performs four of his classic songs accompanied by Grammy-winners the Kronos Quartet. Add a moving opening address from the Dalai Lama, and Healing the Divide is the perfect musical embodiment of the Foundation's mission: to bridge cultural gaps and forge revolutionary new bonds between peoples around the world.
Proceeds from the sale of this CD will be directly applied to projects benefiting the peoples of Tibet and the Himalayan region.