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Songs from Tibet
     

Songs from Tibet

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by Techung
 
One of the more sought-after Tibetan artists around nowadays, Techung (aka Tashi Dhondup Sharzur) here has a small collection from a few albums on the Kunga label. Rather than the monastic multitonals that have come to be known as Tibetan music (from the Dharmsala monks, for example) or the powerful trumpets, he primarily makes use of the damnyen, a longer fretless

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One of the more sought-after Tibetan artists around nowadays, Techung (aka Tashi Dhondup Sharzur) here has a small collection from a few albums on the Kunga label. Rather than the monastic multitonals that have come to be known as Tibetan music (from the Dharmsala monks, for example) or the powerful trumpets, he primarily makes use of the damnyen, a longer fretless instrument with a sound vaguely reminiscent of the Mongolian morin khuur. Also reminiscent of Mongolian aesthetics are his vocals, which often form a straightforward drinking song (of which Tibetan music is rife), but in its extremes starts to sound like a Mongolian long song. The music is generally quite evocative of the culture, regardless of any language barriers with the listener. The playing and singing work together harmoniously, and the result is a very nice set of songs, perfect for the listener who's curious about what lies beneath the purely monastic traditions in Tibetan music.

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Release Date:
10/03/2006
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037201421
catalogNumber:
2014
Rank:
149202

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Songs from Tibet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a Tibetan & also having listened to all of Techung's songs, I think he is the most creative, authentic, and traditional Tibetan singer. My favorites on this album are "Zhi Wai Gang Seng (Snow Lion of Peace)", Kham Lu (A Song to the Mountains), Losar,Lochung Semo (Young Princess), Nyima Sarpa (Evanescent Love), & Serkyi Trungphor (The Golden Drinking Bowl). If you are looking for something different and peaceful, you should definitely listen to atleast the first song to get a feel of Techung's work.