EVENT – NEW YORK, NY
Title: Techung and Tibetan Ensemble—Classical Music from Lhasa
June 4, 2022
Doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8 pm
Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023
Learn more and purchase tickets at www.worldmusicinstitute.org/techung
Musical artist Techung and his Tibetan ensemble will perform together for the first time in the US with their traditional Tibetan music!
Techung is a Tibetan singer/songwriter living in the USA. He is best known for his skilled and moving performances of traditional Tibetan music, dance and opera. Techung’s career, along with his ongoing projects, demonstrate his commitment to Tibetan music and culture. This is the result of his classical training and also of his experience as a child growing up as a Tibetan exile in India in the 1960s and 1970s. He is a musician in the traditional Tibetan folk and classical style, but he also transcends this description, as the foregoing story and his discography and collaborations with musicians from other musical traditions and heritages aptly show. He understands music as a living art and tradition.
Over the decades, Techung has recorded more than a dozen music albums of traditional and contemporary Tibetan music. His dual purpose has been to revive Tibetan music in the Tibetan community and to promote the rich performing tradition of his homeland to a wider audience around the world. He has performed regularly at the Carnegie Hall, joined by prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Patti Smith and others. In recent years, Techung has had the honor of opening for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talks in the USA, Costa Rica and Japan.
Techung creates a Tibetan cultural legacy for all to enjoy, appreciate and learn from. As a Tibetan American musician, Techung’s work provides a window into Tibetan aspirations and culture, and enriches and becomes rooted in the American cultural landscape.
EVENT – WASHINGTON, DC
Title: “Remembering Lhasa” by Techung and Tibetan ensemble
June 5, 2022
Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church, 6801 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
The Capital Area Tibetan Association is excited to host the concert, “Remembering Lhasa,” by renowned traditional singer Techung and Tibetan ensemble, performing together for the first time in the US! The concert will feature a repertoire of classical Nangma and Toeshey music that all love and cherish!
There will be momos and drinks for sale, and CATA will accept cash as well as payment through Venmo and Square.