Concert by Renowned Tibetan Singer/Songwriter Techung to Launch Festival of Tibetan Arts in Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY – September 10, 2015– Plattsburgh will be one of the first stops on the North American/European tour for Techung and his world music band members Michel Tyabji and Rinzing Wangyal.This talented and engaging group of multicultural musicians will unveil the new album entitled “Good Luck, Good Life” (“Tashi Sho” in Tibetan) during a special performance at SUNY Plattsburgh?s E.Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Joining Techung and his band on stage will be the young local musicians of the Adirondack Youth Orchestra, premiering Tibetan traditional songs arranged by conductors Todd Pray and Kate Bulluck. This concert will kick off the Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast, a month-long series of exhibitions and events at SUNY Plattsburgh and other venues around Plattsburgh.
Techung creates a captivating international sound, rooted in the band members? Tibetan, Indian, African, North American and Caribbean heritage. Honoring the power of friendship, family, and togetherness, “Good Luck, Good Life” is an expression of gratitude.
Techung and his band perform regularly at the Tibet House Annual Benefit Concertÿat Carnegie Hall, with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Patti Smith and others. In recent years, Techung has had the honor of opening for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talks in the USA, Costa Rica and Japan.
“This album is reflective of each band member’s individual growth and the evolution of the band as a whole, largely in thanks to the love and support from our fans,” said Techung, “The intention of the album is to wish every listener ‘Tashi Sho’ good luck and good life.”
The Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast is a series of community events illuminating the arts and culture of Tibet in the North Country between April and December 2015, including performances by the Adirondack Youth Orchestra; exhibitions and events at SUNY Plattsburgh; the creation and installation of a tile mural in downtown Plattsburgh led by Sue Young and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project with support from the Strand Arts Center; and a documentary by Mountain Lake PBS. This festival is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. More information about the festival can be found online at https://mountainlake.org/tibet.
Location and Ticket Information: E.Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 2 p.m. General Admission: $10. Students: Free. Tickets at Himalaya Restaurant, 78 Margaret Street; Angell College Center; and at the door. For more information, call: 518-564 4009; 518-772-7034.
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