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Tibetan Singer/Songwriter Tashi D Sharzur (Techung) is one 89 New York Arts Foundation (NYAF) and New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) 2018 Arts Fellows and Finalists.

A total of $623,000 has been awarded to 89 artists in New York State. Categories include Fiction Fellows, Interdisciplinary Works Fellows, Painting Fellows, Video/Film Fellows, Video/Film Panelists and Folk/Tradition Arts Fellows including Tashi D Sharzur aka Techung.


A New Take on Spanish Tradition from Vigüela, New Album 24.08.2018

‘A Tiempo Real’ is the new album from the traditional Spanish folk band Vigüela. It is a double-disc of almost 100 minutes of carefully arranged traditional folk songs and is as much album as a lively preservation project. ‘A Tiempo Real’ is a cultural contribution to Spanish folk music as performed in village life in homes, festivities and celebrations in the province of Castilla-La Mancha and beyond.


New Album: A Cry For Revolution: Los Ruphay Celebrates 50 Years

Few bands get to celebrate 50 years together. Bolivian folklore band Los Ruphay are one of the lucky ones; a band that continues to live and play folk songs and music from their home country to the world. ‘A Cry For Revolution’ is an anniversary album to celebrate 50 years, which is a mighty accomplishment by any standards.


New Album: Melodic Circles / Iranian Urban Classical Music from Master Musicians Mehdi & Adib Rostami

‘Melodic Circles’ is the new album written and produced by two classically trained Iranian musicians, cousins Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami. Both are masters of their instruments: Mehdi plays the Iranian member of the lute family, the setār while Adib accompanies on the tombak goblet drum. The roots of ‘Melodic Circles’ lie in traditional Kurdish music from the Fars Province, widely considered the cultural capital of Iran.