Tawo Lobsang Palden -- pioneer of Tibetan pop music -- dies
ON THE WEB, 7 February 2019
Tawo Lobsang Palden, a pioneer of Tibetan pop music, passed away apparently of natural causes, in Germany on Monday. He was 68.
Yungchen Lhamo, Natalie Merchant in benefit concert at Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY on Nov. 10
ON THE WEB, 8 November 2018
Singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo and her special guest Natalie Merchant will perform a charity concert, titled "One Drop of Kindness" on Saturday, 10 November, in Kingston, New York, US ...
Techung awarded New York state artist fellowship
ON THE WEB, 14 July 2018
Tashi Dhondup Sharzur, aka Techung, has been accepted to the 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist Fellowship Programme, among 89 artists throughout New York ...
Songs and music offered to Tibet in Thailand
KOH PHANGAN, Thailand, 28 December 2017
Like a miracle, the rain stopped just in time for
the Sing for Tibet event to start, on the Thai resort island of Koh Phangan.
Tibetan Music Awards 2017 in September
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 27 June 2017
Tibetan Music Awards 2017 is coming up, with online voting on
1 to 3 August, and the awards presentation ceremony taking place in
McLeod Ganj, India, on 1 September. ...
Refugee orchestra blends musical notes from Syria to Tibet
REUTERS, 5 May 2017
A Belgium-based group of refugee musicians has banded together in an orchestra that blends musical influences as diverse as their home countries from Syria to Tibet. ...
Ani Choying Drolma: Nepal's rock star nun
ON THE WEB, 7 March 2017
Born in Nepal to Tibetan refugee parents, Drolma's rise from teenage nun to international music star is the stuff of fairytales.
Sounding the Mother Tongue:
Tibetan Hip-Hop on the Roof of the World
ON THE WEB, 17 February 2017
Beginning on International Mother Language Day, the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival will take place in Washington, DC, 21 to 25 February. With an overall focus on music, the presence of hip-hop stands out in the film selection, including two Tibetan rap videos.
George Michael dies at 53
LONDON, Britain, 27 December 2016 (AFP)
British pop singer George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.
Echoes from the Himalayas: Tibetan music and Indian classical dance
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 17 December 2016
An intimate evening of Tibetan music with Techung and Indian classical
dance performance with Sisa Salgado on 21 December at Lake Placid.
Dharma Bums Free Tibet World Tour 2016
ON THE WEB, 2 September 2016
The Dharma Bums will return to Brussels this September to participate in this year's Seventh International TSG Conference.
Lady Gaga latest target of China displeasure
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 28 June 2016
Pop star Lady Gaga has become the latest international musician to be barred from performing in China, for sharing a platform with the Dalai Lama.
Music legend Prince dead at 57
ON THE WEB, 22 April 2016 (AFP)
Prince, whose pioneering brand of danceable funk and virtuoso talents made him one of the most influential figures in music, died Thursday at his secluded compound in Minnesota, aged 57.
Jhola Techung, guardian of Tibetan music
SANTO DOMINGO, Ecuador, 31 January 2016 (RevisitaFamilia)
His work led him to create music in collaboration with Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, and other artists.
Grammy for Good Luck: Interview with Techung
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 11 November 2015 (Tibet Sun)
Techung is aiming for a Grammy next year for his latest album Tashi Sho: Good Luck, Good Life, that will be launched worldwide in January.
Bon Jovi's China shows cancelled over Dalai Lama picture
ON THE WEB, 8 September 2015
Officials in China have reportedly cancelled Bon Jovi's first-ever concerts in the country over the band's use of a picture of the Dalai Lama at a show several years ago.
Tibetan Music Awards 2015 welcomed by double rainbow
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 6 September 2015
High above the hustle and bustle of Dharamshala, in what is known as
the Dalai Lama's home, the Tibetan Music Awards 2015 began with an
auspicious welcome as a double rainbow appeared after a huge downpour.
Former Tibetan monk to sing in front of Dalai Lama
ON THE WEB, 26 July 2015
A former Tibetan monk is to sing at a huge public talk by the Dalai Lama in London after being talent-spotted by BBC Radio 3.
New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80
ON THE WEB, 2 July 2015
The Dalai Lama has long enjoyed an avid following among Western musicians and, as he turns 80, both new and veteran stars are offering songs to spread his message.
Tibetan Music Awards 2015 on 5 September
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 17 June 2015
The Tibetan Music Awards 2015 will be held in McLeod Ganj, India, on 5 September. The voting for the awards will be held online from 1 to 10 July on MusicTibet.com.
Techung: Tibet; Lam La Che/On The Road (ARC Music)
ON THE WEB, 18 May 2015
This album offers a fascinating collection of pieces, mostly instrumentals, which range from folk tunes on traditional instruments (string and flute) to the title track with bluesman Keb' Mo', and at the end, the anthemic "Ning Thop" (a plea not to give up hope).
"King of the Blues" Legend B.B. King Dead at Age 89
LAS VEGAS, US, 15 May 2015
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
Dalai Lama will give talk on final day of Glastonbury Festival 2015
ON THE WEB, 4 January 2015
In a statement on his website, the Dalai Lama revealed he will be giving a talk at Worth Farm in Pilton, Somerset, on June 28 — the final day of this year’s event.
Tibetan Music Awards 2013 concludes in McLeod Ganj
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 15 October 2013
Tibetan Music Awards 2013 concluded successfully on Saturday night, and awards in 15 different categories were given.
Tibetans in exile honoured with music awards in Dharamshala
DHARAMSHALA, India, 14 october 2013
Exiled Tibetans in northern India's Dharamshala town [McLeod Ganj] honoured musicians for their artistic achievements and contributions to society.
Ring my bell: Music for Tibet
ON THE WEB, 2 September 2013 (BlackBook)
Today is Tibet Democracy Day. So find your inner bodhisattva and listen to some music that won't make the Dalai Lama reach for his earplugs.
Techung Band announces Seattle tour in August
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 3 August 2013
The Tibetan-inspired multicultural Techung Band has just announced its August 2013 Northwest Tour dates, including performances in Seattle, Olympia and Mount Vernon, Washington.
Tibetan monks to rock Glastonbury 2013
GLASTONBURY, UK, 12 June 2013
The Dalai Lama's Gyuto monks will make a pilgrimage of a different kind this summer, to the Glastonbury music festival to play alongside Mumford and Sons, The Arctic Monkeys, and The Rolling Stones.
Tibetan Freedom Concert featuring Ben Sollee and Friends with Nawang Khechog
LOUISVILLE, KY, US, 15 May 2013
The Dalai Lama is coming to Louisville May 19 and 20. After His Holiness' public talks, check out Ben Sollee's and Friends with Nawang Khechog's concert benefiting the Drepung Gomang Institute.
Tibetan folk singer Techung performs at the Old US Mint in New Orleans on May 18
NEW ORLEANS, US, 10 May 2013
Tibetan folk singer Techung will appear at the Old US Mint. His band Lhasa Spirits will team with New Orleans' Africa Brass band in a concert dedicated to the Dalai Lama's New Orleans sojourn.
Justin Bieber: A romantic, regular kid who's nothing like the Dalai Lama
ON THE WEB, 2 May 2013
Justin Bieber's frenetic and fascinating life has been given the once over in a new interview with a Gulf outlet ahead of the singer's twin Believe tour concerts in Dubai on May 4 and 5.
Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform for Dalai Lama
ON THE WEB, 18 April 2013
Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform for the 14th Dalai Lama as part of the spectacular aimed at inspiring "future generations to care for our planet" at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland, US, on 11 May 2013.
China forbids Kraftwerk gig over band's involvement with Free Tibet concert
ON THE WEB, 29 March 2013
China has forbidden German electronic band Kraftwerk from performing at a music festival.
The decision is believed to be linked to the band appearing on the bill of a Free Tibet concert 15 years ago.
Opera master Norbu Tsering passes away
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 15 March 2013
Tibetan opera master Norbu Tsering passed away at Delek Hospital in McLeod Ganj on Thursday evening after a prolonged illness. He was 86.
Kashmir's all-girl rock band "Pragaash" disbands after threats
SRINAGAR, India, 4 February 2013
Kashmir lost its only all-girls rock band on Monday as its three teenage members decided to call it quits, a day after the Grand Mufti issued a fatwa terming singing as un-Islamic and asked them to abandon it. ...