BBC: Buddhist monks at a monastery in the Indian Himalayas have won a Grammy award for their Tibetan chants.
The monks’ CD, Sacred Tibetan Chant: The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery, won best traditional world music album at the Grammys, which are to music what Oscars are to films.
The CD, released last year, features senior chanting masters Kalzang Yeshe, Norbu Gyaltsen, Tinley Gyurme and six other monks.
A spokesman for the Tibet government-in-exile said he was delighted at the news from Los Angeles.
“It is international recognition of the rich spiritual music of Tibet,” spokesman Thupten Samphel told the AFP news agency.