WMI PLUS At Home - Healing Music with Yungchen Lhamo
WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.
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Monday, May 16, 2022 – 6 PM EST
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.
Join us for an exploration of sound healing with Tibetan-born artist Yungchen Lhamo in conversation with her friend, record producer and musician Jamshied Sharifi , followed by a Q&A with attendees.
Yungchen Lhamo was born and raised in Lhasa, Tibet. Her name, which translates as ‘Goddess of Melody,’ was given to her by a lama at birth. In 1989, she made the month-long, 1,200-mile journey across the Himalayan Mountains to Dharamsala, India, in order to pursue her dreams. Yungchen later moved to Australia, where she began to sing prayers of meditation that inspired her to record her first album, Tibetan Prayer, which won the Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) for Best World Music Album in 1995. She has shared a stage with numerous artists, including Philip Glass, Michael Stipe, Peter Gabriel, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Laurie Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, and Lou Reed, among others.
With her most recent album Awakening (Six Degrees Records), Yungchen, who now lives in Upstate New York, explores the relevance of compassion-based spirituality to our modern-day, interdependent lives – each song reflecting topics that have become ever-more highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. She says: “Awakening aims to appeal to those of any religion, or of none, who are interested in sound healing and spiritual awakening. “I truly believe that voice has a vibrational energy to connect, empower, heal and transform all human beings. I hope these new songs will help bring inner peace and true happiness to everyone who hears them”.
In 2004, Yungchen established the One Drop of Kindness Foundation, formally known as the Yungchen Lhamo Charitable Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the welfare of human beings in need, regardless of borders, through direct action.
Jamshied Sharifi is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed the scores for the feature films Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, and Muppets From Space, as well as contributing music to numerous other films and television shows. As a producer, arranger, and keyboardist, he has recorded and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Snatam Kaur, and many others, and has written orchestrations for the Broadway shows The Last Ship and The Band’s Visit (for which he won a Tony Award in 2018). He produced Yungchen‘s fourth album “Ama”, released by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records.
WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you. We thank you!