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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette Store Day 2015 audio tape featuring "Gratitude" & "The Dragon" plus two bonus tracks - "Joyful Gathering" and the original BBC Introducing demo version of "Gratitude"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gratitude (single) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Ngawang fled artistic and religious oppression in Tibet in order to write and sing and the songs he always dreamt about being able to perform freely. “Gratitude” – his debut single - was written as a tribute to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The song was first broadcast by Radio 3’s Introducing World Music scheme and will be familiar to those who saw Ngawang perform at WOMAD 2015.

“It was an amazing honour to perform for His Holiness at the O2 in London this September. My song ‘Gratitude’ was written to thank His Holiness for dedicating his life to peace and non violence & for being such an inspiration to so many people around the world”
Ngawang Lodup

Available to download/stream on 16 October & on cassette single with bonus tracks from 17 October.


Written by Ngawang Lodup and Dala Tsering
Published by 30iPS, Administered by Annie Reed Music Ltd (MCPS

Verse 1
The white snow lion of the land of snow
Embodiment of (Songtsen, Trisong, and Tridral) the three ancestral dharma Rajas,
Deity of crimson-faced Tibetans
May you, the white snow lion, live forever

Thank you
Thank you
With palm folded, we say you have been most kind

Verse 2
From Tibet, the realm of Avalokiteshvara,
With heart embodying love and compassion and a mind clear like the sun
Your light has spread in all directions
May you the protector, Tenzin Gyatso, live forever

Thank you
Thank you
With palm folded, we say you have been most kind

Verse 3
Champion of peace, respected across the world
From London, the capital city of Great Britain
On the occasion of your birthday, in unison, we sing a song of joy

Thank you
Thank you
With palm folded, we say you have been most kind


from Gratitude (single), released October 16, 2015
Produced by Michael Whitewood & Simon Russell
Mixed by Mark Tucker

Cover Image: His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
Mural created by Panos Antonopoulos |
Licensed courtesy of Tibet Society |



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Ngawang Lodup London, UK

Ngawang comes from long line of well-known folk singers from the Amdo region of Tibet – a beautiful but harsh environment high on the north-eastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau known for fine horses, wild grasslands and nomadic culture.

Escaping repression in Chinese occupied Tibet, Ngawang trekked 250 miles across the Himalayas over 18 days to Nepal before finally settling in the UK in 2004.
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