Yungchen Lhamo

Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo comes to Nevada City

Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo comes to Nevada City for a special performance from 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, August 15, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The event is 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.

About Yungchen Lhamo

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.

One Drop of Kindness

This event is a benefit for One Drop of Kindness Foundation,a 501c3 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.

Don’t miss this rare event when Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo comes to Nevada City! Tickets are $20, kids under 12 in free.  Advance tickets available through Eventbrite.  More info at