The Dragon (Demo)

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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 learnt his unique repertoire of Tibetan a cappella mountain songs from an early age, listening to his mother singing as she carried him on her back while tending yak and sheep herds. "The Dragon" is Ngawang's rendition of one of these ages-old traditional songs from Amdo.

lyrics

The roar of the rumbling Dragon
Erupts south of the Magyal Mountain
A good omen of the forthcoming rain

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from Gratitude (single), released October 16, 2015

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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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