Tibetan singer and multi-instrumentalist Techung is scheduled to perform at the opening concert for the Dalai Lama’s speech in New Orleans on May 18th, 2013.
Techung and his band were selected to perform at the event in New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena, one of three public events to be held by the Dalai Lama in New Orleans May 16-18.
The performance forms part of Techung’s United States tour, which starts on May 3rd at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. The Grammy-award-winning musician Keb’ Mo’ may join the band for some of the dates.
Techhg’s discography includes his first solo album “Yarlung: Tibetan Songs of Love and Freedom” (1997) with composer/performer Miguel Frasconi; “Sky Treasure” (2001) with Windham Hill jazz keyboardist Kit Walker; “Changhay: Traditional Tibetan drinking songs, Vol. 1” (1999); and “Nyingtop-Courage” (2002). ARC Music released Techung’s “Songs from Tibet” in 2006. A new album ‘On The Road’ is being released in August 2013.