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World - Asian | San mateo, California, United States
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Techung (a.k.a. Tashi Sharzur) is a Tibetan singer/songwriter living in exile in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the recipient of the 2006 Just Plain Folks Asian Album of the Year Award.
Techung grew up in Dharamshala, India, rather than in his native country Tibet. He and his family resettled in India along with tens of thousands of other Tibetans. At the age of 9 he was in the newly formed Tibetan Dance and Drama School now known as the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA.
Techung and his group Chaksampa made its debut at Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass, REM, Patti Smith and other artists as part of New York Tibet House's annual Monlam festival concert.
In addition to being looked up to as one of the key keepers of traditional Tibetan musical traditions, Techung is also respected for the original solo and collaborative music he creates by drawing on both his own heritage and his familiarity with other world music traditions. He collaborated on his first solo album, "Y

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