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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Sunday, August 14, 2005

5. Techung's Upcoming Tour

August 12, 2005

Tibetan singer/performer Techung will kick off a two-continent, five-week tour on August 20th.
Techung will start his concert in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 20th with female singer Sherap
W. Sangpo.

This Tibetan Culture Concert is organized by the Association Cognizance Tibet and the Kadampa
Center of North Carolina. After this, Techung will head to Uzbekistan in Central Asia to
participate in the

first Orient Sun World Music Fair in Samarkand to be held August 24-Sept. 1. More information
about this new festival is available on line at

On his way back to the U.S., Techung will present a solo performance at the "Lange Nacht der
Museen" (Night of the Open Museums) sponsored by the Völkerkundemuseum Museum at the University of

Zurich. This concert is part of a series of events surrounding the visit of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama to Switzerland. More information is available on line at

Techung will be back in the States to participate in a lecture/performance for students and
faculty at the University of Texas at Austin with author/professor Keila Diehl of Stanford
University on September

19. This event is scheduled to coincide with His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to the
University the following day.

Next on the tour are two major performances with Chaksampa The Tibetan Dance and Opera Company at
the University of Denison, Ohio on September 24 and 25. There will be ten Tibetan artists

including founding member Sonam Tashi, and other ex-TIPA artists living in North America. They
will present an evening of Tibetan dance/opera and music performances. Techung (a.k.a. Tashi
Sharzur) and

Sonam Tashi will also conduct a two-day workshop on Tibetan dance, music and opera singing at the
University on September 24,25.

In the past few years, Techung has toured Costa Rica, India, and Japan and offered opening
performances for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public talks in these countries as well. On July
30-31 Techung

performed at the Tibet Fest in Connecticut along with Flutist Nawang khechog and other Tibetan

Chaksampa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company is based in San Francisco and has appeared in all major
Tibetan Freedom Concerts, as well as having performed at Carnegie hall with various artists.

Chaksampa recently had a grand opera performance in Berkeley to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai
Lama's 70th Birthday. Please view photos from that performance at

To learn more about Techung and other Tibetan artists, please visit

Articles in this Issue:
  1. Revered Dalai Lama still key to Tibet stability (Reuters)
  2. Beijing failing in bid to discredit the Dalai Lama (AP)
  3. Marchers Raise Awareness About Situation in Tibet (WN)
  4. ICT's Rowell Fund for Tibet begins third year of grant giving
  5. Techung's Upcoming Tour

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