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Techung Band announces Seattle tour in August

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Techung Band to perform in Seattle from 17 to 22 August 2013.

Techung Band to perform in Seattle from 17 to 22 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. The schedule is as follows:

  • 17 August, Olympia, Washington, Capitol Theatre 206 5th Avenue SE Olympia WA 98501. Door at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm.
  • 20 August, Seattle, Washington, The Neptune Theatre, Seattle. Door at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm.
  • 22 August, Mount Vernon, Washington, Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon, WA. Door at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm.
  • 24 and 25 August, Seattle, Washington, Tibet Fest. A whole day event of Tibetan music, dance, food, and vendors.

The "high energy" Techung Band features a special blend of Tibetan, Latin and World Music . This multicultural group of musicians delivers a powerful combination of evocative lyrics and entertaining musicianship. Typically a concert by the Techung Band features beautifully-written ballads, combined with soaring vocals and a culturally inspired sound infused with a Latin groove and African beat.

Lead singer/songwriter Techung is widely respected for the original solo and collaborative music he creates. Joining him on stage are Michel Tyabji, percussion; Kito Rodriguez, bass; and Rinzing Wangyal, guitar.

"Our sound came about through years of experimentation and is defined by a unique combination of instruments and the varied influences each performer brings forth," said Michel Tyabji, producer and percussionist.

"Rather than trying to sound more Tibetan, we decided to bring our own cultures into the Tibetan feel.

Ours is an international sound, harkening to our Tibetan, Indian, Tanzanian, North American, African, and Caribbean roots," he said.

The Techung Band has just completed a coast-to-coast US Spring tour with a special appearance in New Orleans, opening for the Dalai Lama in front of an audience of 10,000 people. This band is so engaging that they often move and inspire audiences to get up off their feet to dance, sing, and sway to their unique sound.

The Techung Band plans to release a new album in August 2013 through ARC Music in London.

In addition to being a major force in the preservation of traditional Tibetan vocal and instrumental traditions, Techung can currently be heard on more than 12 solo and collaborative albums.

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