Chögyal Namkhai Norbu about Khaita
“It's better to live in the melody… when we dance and sing, we feel more joyful and we can also relax!”
Khaita མཁའི་རྟ། or “Harmony in Space” in Tibetan - "kha” མཁའ་ means “sky/ space” and “ta” རྟ་ means “melody/ harmony” - appeared in 2011 when Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, a renowned Tibetan scholar and Dzogchen Master, started collecting the songs of young Tibetan artists.
Over the years he compiled 3 collections: the most recent “Barsam” བར་ཟམ། 70 songs, “Mekhor” སྨེ་འཁོར། 180 songs and “Message from Tibet” 108 songs collections. He personally transcribed all lyrics in Tibetan and in Drajyor phonetic system.
The dances are partially inspired by modern Tibetan circle dances, and partially are created by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s students in a more “free” style, keeping in mind the lyrics and the meaning.