Contemporary Tibetan Mountain Songs.
Soname, born in the Tibetan countryside of noble descent, had to endure a childhood in servitude, separated from her parents and working in Chinese occupied Lhasa. She didn't enjoy the privileges of education, freedom and family life. At the age of sixteen she fled with a group of monks across the Himalayas - a difficult and dangerous journey that thousands of Tibetans must endure each year in order to enjoy basic human rights.
She finally arrived in Dharamsala, Northern India, where HH Dalai Lama has his home in exile. After six years she travelled to England where she has lived ever since, building a rapidly progressing singing career.
Soname gave her debut performances in the western world in 1998. Audiences across France and Germany were moved by the magic of her voice. She continued to take the UK by storm, appearing at festivals like Glastonbury and with the likes of Asian Dub Foundation and Zero 7 at venues like London Scala and Brighton Concorde. 2004 saw her embark on her first tour of Iceland, performing with members of the Sugarcubes to sold-out theatres.
Some highlights of her musical career have included concerts like the The Prince of Wales' "Evening for Tibet" at the Royal Opera House in London raising £30,000 for charity, performing at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh before HH Dalai Lama came on stage and the red carpet affair "Cinema for Peace" in Berlin in aid of UNICEF two years in a row, 2006 and 2007.
She continues to perform concerts throughout Europe and has aso been recording new music with legendary producers David M. Allen and Marius de Vries.
Soname is pleased to bring the ancient culture of Tibet to the modern media via the vehicle of her awesome music. Her songs reflect different styles including both powerful mountain songs, and songs with a spiritual influence. Soname's voice is awesomely powerful with a haunting passion that reflects the joy and beauty of the Tibetan landscape.