Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
We are in studio recording our new album. We look forward to sharing it with you. Please support our Project.
We are in studio recording our new album. We look forward to sharing it with you. Please support our Project.
We are in studio recording our new album. We look forward to sharing it with you. Please support our Project.
128 backers pledged $15,221 to help bring this project to life.

About

Techung Tibetan World Music New Album project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Techung Tibetan World Music New Album

$15,221

128

Tibetan music is still relatively unknown in the world. While the Tibetan culture is in danger inside Tibet, we strive to bring awareness to its beauty and aim to contribute to its preservation. That is why, one year after releasing our first album, we are in the studio again, recording our band’s second album, under the working title “Endless Friendship”. We will record four traditional, six original and one cover song. Our new songs are about honoring friendship and community.  

We are recording this album because we love music and believe in its power. We believe in Freedom and Peace in the world through music, and hope our belief will resonate with many of you out there!

Our 2013 North American tour – also Kickstarter funded - allowed us to mingle musically. Each of us has a voice in this music and we feel that we have come up with a new sound.

If there is Issue contributing through Kickstarter page, please consider donating via our website at http://limitlesssky.net/techung/

Our new album will be a mix of traditional and contemporary Tibetan world music. We have folk songs from the ancient kingdom of Ngari, an acapella from Kham (Eastern Tibet) and one “cover” by Lolo, a Tibetan singer who was imprisoned because of this very song. 

Imprisoned Tibetan Singer Lolo
Imprisoned Tibetan Singer Lolo

Our band’s first album “Lam La Che - On The Road” was inspired by Tsering Woeser, a renowned Tibetan poet living in Beijing. We collaborated with Keb’Mo’ and the album was released on ARC Music (2013). “Lam La Che” won five awards, including ”Best Album” at the 2013 Tibetan Music Awards in Dharamsala, India.http://www.musictibet.com/awards/2013/winners.html

You may also contribute to our recording project directly via our website. http://limitlesssky.net/techung/

Risks and challenges

Recording an album is a challenging task, both creatively and financially. We are fortunate to have some experience in this field and we feel confident that our music will stay true to our band’s musical style.
The financial responsibility of producing an album is quite huge but we trust that it can be done if we are organized, courageous and believe in what we do.

Our original fundraising goal was $ 20,000. Recently, a close friend of our band’s donated $ 5,000, which brings our Kickstarter goal to $15,000.

Budget
Total: $ 20, 000

Travel, food, and transportation $ 6,000
Studio, equipment rental, production $ 7,000
PR, CD Design and distribution $ 7,000

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Our band will send you a thank you email and will add you to our mailing list.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A thank you email and a download of a song from the new album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    15 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    All the above, with a digital download of the new album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    48 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All the above, with a traditional Tibetan white scarf.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    All the above (with a choice of physical album signed by the artists). A poster of the new CD design and Semshae-Heart Songs, Techung’s children’s album released in 2010.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All the above, with Techung’s first CD Yarlung Tibetan Songs of Love and Freedom and a Tibetan prayer flag.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All the above with Techung’s CD A Compilation of Tibetan Folk and Freedom Songs and a Techung T-Shirt. Your name will appear in the CD booklet thank you list.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All the above with our 2013 Lam La Che-On The Road CD.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    All the above with three hour Skype lessons on either basics on Dramnyen or Tibetan lute or learn a song.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    All the above and your name as producer of this album in the CD booklet.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    All the above. The core members of the band will do a forty-five minute live Skype house concert from LA studio.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    All the above. A gift of a new Dramnyen, built by master instrumental maker Kunga Tashi in Dharamsala, signed by Techung. Core members of the band will do a one hour private house concert, within a 100 mile radius from LA or via Skype anywhere in the world.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)