With support from Deep Cabaret featuring Jay Stilwell.
BBC Radio 3 Introducing artist Ngawang comes from long line of famous Nomadic singers in the Amdo region of Tibet – a beautiful but harsh environment known for fine horses and wild grasslands. He plays traditional nomadic ballads and contemporary Tibetan folk songs performed on electric Mandolin & Dramnyen lute.
His family herded Yaks & sheep and taught Ngawang his unique repertoire of mountain songs from an early age and his brothers taught him the ancient art of the Dramnyen six-string lute which he smuggled into the Buddhist monastery which he was required to attend.
He brings with his music a remarkable story of leaving Tibet by walking alone for 18 days and 250 miles across the Himalayas to Kathmandu in Nepal to pursue a life where he could express himself freely.