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Listen: Tashi Dorji tracks

March 2014

Listen to two tracks by the Bhutanese-American improvising guitarist, featured in The Wire 362.

Tashi Dorji was born in Bhutan and started playing guitar as a teenager, a time when access to most media was highly restricted. Originally influenced by flamenco and classical music he heard on shortwave radio, and by bootleg tapes brought in from India, after Dorji moved to the US he discovered the music of Albert Ayler, John Zorn and Derek Bailey – the latter's particular take on Dixieland proving to be a formative influence.

Dorji is interviewed by James Toth in The Wire 362. His new album, Tashi Dorji, will be released in May on Ben Chasny's Hermit Hut label.


Yo, Tony,
I don't get your shit but maybe someday it'll grow into me... or I'll grow into it. In any case, glad to know you've made your mark.
Love and respect always,

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