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Tibetan musician Techung performs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Techung is a musician who came to the U.S. 20 years ago to play Tibetan music with his band. Techung is practicing for the concert he and his band will be performing at the Glitz Auditorium at Plattsburgh State Friday night.

"Sharing the music and Tibetan story as an artist-- it's what I can do to contribute to my cause and my culture," he said.

Before Techung and his band perform for the community, they will hold a free workshop at Plattsburgh State for those who want to learn to play, sing and dance to Tibetan music.

"Day and age where everything is contemporary pop, pop music, this ancient music can be very soulful and good in life," Techung said.

Inspiration for Techung's music comes from the violent history of Tibet's oppression from China. March 10 is Tibetan Uprising Day, a day to remember Tibet's bid at freedom in 1959. This day also happens to coincide with the Tibetan New Year.

"We celebrate normally for weeks, if not months. So we're still in the new year mode and I wish everyone a Happy Losar," Techung said.

Techung hopes through his music he can preserve his culture, currently threatened back home.

After his performance at Plattsburgh State, Techung will head to Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform with Philip Glass and Iggy Pop March 11.

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