By Tashi Dhondup
San Francisco, July 20, 2009 - Two Tibetan musical albums, "Tibet Fest", a live concert recording, and "Pilgrimage" by Karjam Saeji have been nominated for the Asian Album of the Year.
The veteran Tibetan performing artist Techung (www.techung.com) has received two nominations for award this year: "Techung" (A Cappella) for best A Cappella Album and "Prayer Song" from the TibetFest album for best Asian song. "Danlih" by Karjam Saejiin (http://www.karjamsaeji.com/) is also one of the Asian song Nominees.
The TibetFest album is a live recording featuring the Drepung Gomang monks, Techung, Nawang Khechok, Phurbu T. Namgyal and Penpa Tsering from the 2006 TibetFest annual event organized by Michelle Weik and her friends in Goshen, Connecticut. The festival is an annual gathering of Tibetan artists, speakers, artisans and monks.
Karjam Saeji (full name, Karsangjamtso Saeji) grew up in Yunnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He lives in the US. His album "Pilgrimage" is produced by Lenedra Carroll, Michele, Steve Heller and Ralf Illenberger..
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