Moby and David Bowie have been added to the lineup for the 11th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, according to organizers.
Joining the dance-music star and rock icon at the show, set for February 26 at New York’s Carnegie Hall, will be Patti Smith, a longtime contributor to the Tibet House concert; Natalie Merchant; country singer Emmylou Harris; Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog; spiritual world singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan; jazz poetry diva Dana Bryant and the Gomang monks. The event will also feature a performance from classical composer Philip Glass, who is vice president of the New York-based Tibet House organization and will serve as the concert’s artistic director.
The Tibet House Benefit Concert, which celebrates the Tibetan New Year and will this year inaugurate the Year of the Iron Snake, traditionally features unique performances and collaborations. In 2000, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio performed with former Talking Heads leader David Byrne, Smith and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
The Tibet House aims to preserve the endangered culture of Tibet, which has been under Chinese occupation for nearly 50 years.