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, in order to pursue her dreams. Yungchen later moved to Australia, where she began to sing prayers of meditation that inspired her to create her first CD, Tibetan Prayer, which won the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for best world album in 1995.
Yungchen began performing throughout world and had the privilege of being signed by Mr. Peter Gabriel to his recording company, Real World Records. She released her second CD Tibet, Tibet in 1996.
During this period, Yungchen was honored to have the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall on two occasions with musical greats such as Philip Glass, Michael Stipe, Natalie Merchant, and many others.
Yungchen also performed at the 1997 Lilith Fair festival with Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, and Jewel. Around this time, she was invited by Laurie Anderson to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London, sharing the stage with Sir Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, and Lou Reed.
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