Yungchen Lhamo in Concert / Nevada City

Pioneer Park Band Shell in Nevada City, California
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

On Thursday August 15 Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo will perform at Pioneer Park in Nevada City in a fundraiser concert for One Drop of Kindness Foundation, preserving Tibetan arts and culture.

Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan singer and songwriter living in exile in New York City. Her first album, released in 1995, won the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for best world album in 1995. The success of that record led to her signing with Peter Gabriel’s Real World label.

Born in Lhasa, Tibet, her name translates to “Goddess of Melody and Song.” She crossed the Himalayan Mountains to Dharamshala, India, in order to continue her Buddhist spiritual practice and later moved to Australia, where she began to sing prayers of meditation that inspired her to create her first CD, Tibetan Prayer.

Yungchen performed at Carnegie Hall with musical greats including 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, and was personally 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.

Yungchen continues to perform and record her music, with the album Ama (2006) (which means “mother” in Tibetan), and Tayatha (2013) with Anton Batagov. She is currently working on a new album with international artists.

This event is a benefit for One Drop of Kindness Foundation,a 501 c3 organization dedicated to Tibetan Arts and Culture preservation and education, promoting unconditional love to heal ourselves and the planet. Yungchen will also be playing benefit concerts in Santa Cruz and Los Angeles following the Nevada City performance.

She will will also be joined by vocalist and percussionist MJ Greenmountain (Hamsa Lila) and other local guest musicians.