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Himalayan Pilgrimage: Journey to the Land of Snows

Performance of Tibetan Music by Techung

August 8, 2010; 1:30 p.m.

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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.