Tibetan Musician Techung to Open for the Dalai Lama

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.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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