Ani Choying Drolma

Ani Choying Drolma

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"Anyone can benefit from listening to my music. You don't need to understand Tibetan, it is a universal language." Ani Choying Drolma

She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences.

Drolma's journey to the world stage started in 1994 when musician Steve Tibbetts first heard her sing. Amazed by her voice, he taped her and sent the recording to legendary music producer Joe Boyd. Boyd gave her a thumbs up, and Tibbetts returned to Kathmandu in 1997 to record the album Cho with her. A year later, he brought Drolma and two other nuns to tour in the U.S. Their first concert at the Iron Horse Saloon in Northampton, Mass., had its share of technical difficulties.

Ani Choying has been involved in several humanitarian works. She has advocated the need for an official Earth Anthem for the planet supporting the efforts of Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K in this direction. She was part of India Inclusion Summit where she delivered a heart-warming speech.

She has been recently appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal.

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