Techung adds spark to Tibetan language and music

Techung, a Tibetan folk and freedom singer/songwriter living in exile in the San Francisco Bay Area, talks about his six-week artist-in-residency program at Emory involving the classroom and stage. He will be one of the featured artists at the Emory World Music Ensembles’ Echoes of Asia concert on Sunday, April 17 (7 pm, Performing Arts Studio). His final on-campus performance will be a family-themed concert on Sunday, April 24 (4pm, Carlos Museum), where he will perform songs from his new CD, “Shemshae” (“heart songs”). Techung plays the dramyen (lute) and lingbu (flute), both traditional instruments, and will be performing Tibetan music for children. This concert is free and open to the public.

His residency is funded by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, a major supporter of the Emory-Tibet Partnership.

Resources

Emory Report article (April 15, 2011)

Techung homepage

Emory-Tibet Partnership

 

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