Performance of Tibetan Music by Techung
August 8, 2010; 1:30 p.m.
Techung will perform traditional and sacred Tibetan songs accompanied by the damnyen, a Tibetan stringed instrument, and the lingbu, the Tibetan bamboo flute. He will also perform his own compositions. As part of the program, Techung will discuss music as a way of life for Tibetans and as a deep expression of Himalayan culture.
Among his several recordings, Techung has recently released Semshae-Heart Songs, an album of Tibetan children’s music that he hopes will “help preserve the Tibetan language and compassionate culture through children’s music.”
Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies.