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In the final installment of their six-part series celebrating Real World Gold, CBC World Music talk to Yungchen Lhamo, a singer who fled Tibet to make her way in the West.

“When Yungchen Lhamo fled her homeland of Tibet in 1989, on foot over the Himalayas with her baby son strapped to her back, all she thought about was surviving the pilgrimage to Dharamsala, India, where the Dalai Lama heads the Tibetan government in exile. She never planned a future that would involve her pairing Buddhist prayers with music, signing to Real World Records and touring the world as a devotional singer. She didn’t know Peter Gabriel from Billy Corgan, but more than two decades later, Lhamo has collaborated with both.”

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Published 21st Dec 2012, 10:46am »
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