About Jhola Techung
Jhola Techung is a Tibetan musician living in New York. He studied traditional music and performing arts at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in Dharamsala, India, for 17 years.
After settling in the United States, he co-founded the Chaksampa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company and was its artistic director from 1989-2008. He has also taught Tibetan music at Emory University from for two years in 2014.
Techung has recorded over fifteen albums of traditional and contemporary Tibetan music. His album, Semshae: Heart Songs, was meant as a tool to help children learn the Tibetan language, through music.
His projects have received funding from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the Isdell Foundation and the Creative Work Fund, for projects related to the preservation of Tibetan music.