Yungchen Lhamo: Tibetan Song and Chant
Yungchen Lhamo was born and raised in Lhasa, Tibet. Her name, which translates to “Goddess of Melody and Song,” was given to her by a holy man at birth. She crossed the Himalayan Mountains to Dharamshala, India to continue her Buddhist spiritual practice. Then, after moving to Australia she began to sing prayers of meditation that inspired her to create her first CD, Tibetan Prayer. She began performing around the world and was signed by Peter Gabriel to Real World Records. She released her second CD Tibet, Tibet in 1996.
Yungchen has sung at Carnegie Hall with Philip Glass, Michael Stipe, Natalie Merchant, and many others; at the Lilith Fair festival with Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, and Jewel and at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Laurie Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Lou Reed, Salman Rushdie and Robert Wilson.