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1956 (age 63)
Singer,Songwriter,Actor and Performing Artist Namgyal Lhamo originally hails from Shigatse in Tibet. Winner of the Best Female Singer award at the 2007 Tibetan music awards, Namgyal Lhamo took to singing at a very young age and was chosen to be trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India established by the Dalai Lama, to preserve the cultural identity of Tibetans by keeping alive their artistic traditions and by sharing them with the world.
She studied with the most important Tibetan music teachers of post war Tibet. In this way she stepped into the tradition of the various kinds of classical and folk music of her country. Her “Nangma” and “Toeshe” interpretations – classical Tibetan songs from the 17th century – are renowned among Tibetans worldwide. Impressive also are her “Lu” interpretations - nomadic sounds from Amdo and Kham. Beside that
Namgyal Lhamo plays various traditional instruments, such as the dranyen (Tibetan lute) and the gyumang (Tibetan celesta).
Her singing is an eclectic amalgam of science and soul with layers, tones and textures that define the form of a particular song. Lhamo's training and discipline through concerts and performances throughout the world over the years has given rise to an exclusive sound that emits multi layering within her songs that create a rich ambience that is reflective of their highland origin.
Namgyal Lhamo is based in the Netherlands.
Her latest Albums (Pure & Enchanted Land-Deep Emotions/Silk Road) were released in September 2007 throughout Europe.
Official Web Site: www.namgyallhamo.com
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