Techung, the Tibetan artist who is the featured musician on the “Dalai Lama Renaissance” soundtrack, has been making much news lately, including embarking on an international tour.
He also has launched his new website: www.techung.com
Here are some recent quotes about Techung from some notable people and in the press:
I had the pleasure of working with Techung, the young Tibetan singer at a recent concert at Carnegie Hall(February 3,2009). He is a highly gifted singer, bursting with talent and personality. I think he is an unusually attractive performer and clearly has the potential to appeal to an audience far beyond the ethnic Tibetan community who already know him quite well. A young man of such talent representing the culture, as it were, of this exiled and oppressed community, could very well have the effect of bringing greater attention to the problems faced by Tibetans living inside and outside of Tibet.
I wish him and those who support him the very best success.
– Philip Glass, March 27, 2009
“Techung” (aka Tashi D. Sharzur) is an exceptional Tibetan musical talent: rigorously trained as an opera “star” by the grand masters of Lhamo, the traditional opera, at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and with the a life-long background in Tibetan folk music. In recent years, he has written and performed dozens of new songs. While each song appears unmistakably Tibetan and traditional, they are in reality modern compositions with contemporary lyrics, often his own. “Yarlung-Tibetan Songs of Love and Freedom” is an outstanding example of new Tibetan music that will reach a global audience.
– Tenzin N. Tethong
former representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and “Kalon Tripa” of the Tibetan Government in Exile.
December 17, 2008
“Tibet musician plays in Taiwan on world tour
FAR FROM HOME: Though he was born outside Tibet, musician Techung has dedicated his life to raising awareness of Tibet’s culture and its political plight …”
May 25, 2008
“His eyes are as hauntingly serene as his voice, singing of a homeland he has never seen. His call for courage – Nying Thop – cuts through the balmy night air and floats off, carrying the message to his countrymen scattered all over the world: “Never lose courage.”
Techung, a prominent Tibetan singer-songwriter, was one of the most anticipated acts in the recently concluded 2nd Penang World Music Festival, which …”
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