Jamyang Dolma was born in the region of Kham in the east of Tibet where she learnt traditional mountain songs and epic stories from her grandmother. The Khampas as they are known are regarded as a proud warrior people and you’ll be able to hear something of that strength in the sound of Jamyang’s voice.

In 1985 she left the difficult situation in Tibet and arrived in Dharamsala in northern India where she joined the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. She has performed extensively in Europe. She has performed solo in television appearances in Japan and concerts in Paris and London.


Jamyang has appeared on television and in concerts around the world, and also took part in the filming of Kundun. Written by Melissa Mathison, it is an epic biographical film about the early life of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, stars as the adult Dalai Lama, while Tencho Gyalpo, a niece of the Dalai Lama, appears as the Dalai Lama’s mother.


Her powerful voice expresses the traditional culture and beliefs of the Tibetan people with emotion and spiritual affinity. Jamyang’s songs include prayer chants, traditional folk songs from eastern Tibet and songs from the King Gesar epic, a famous ancient Tibetan tale.