Netherlands-based Tibetan singer/songwriter Namgyal Lhamo has been awarded Best Female Solo Artist from India/Tibet at the 2007 International Music Awards held by Britain’s Musicaid along with American partners BroadJam Inc.
Her power-house track "Changkha" from the newly released The Enchanted Land ( Silk Road) ushered in votes from International audiences through a complex and detailed voting system that lasted over 50 days. The album has been brought out by Deep Emotions (India).
This is a rare occasion when Tibet has found a mention in a major international music award category, proving that music has the power and reach to cut across man made barriers, clearly indicating that artistic boundaries are limitless.
Last July, Namgyal Lhamo was awarded the Best Female Artist at the 2007 Tibetan Music Awards held in Dharamshala, where the Dalai Lama lives.
Her songs are now published by Deep Emotions/Universal Music Publishing . She released two albums this year: the Tibetan classical inspired Pure and the contemporary The Enchanted Land on the Indian label Silk Road, distributed in Europe and the USA by Harmonia Mundi.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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