Gifted: Women of the World ~ Various Artists

Gifted: Women of the World ~ Various Artists

A well composed introduction to the expansive world of female voice featuring a stunning handful of artists who's craft (often so rich in classical training) pushes past conventional description. Note: A portion of the proceeds from album sales go to WITNESS, a group cofounded by Peter Gabriel that equips human rights advocates with modern technology such as video cameras to further their causes

  • Tibetan musicians who can appeal well beyond the realm of strictly devotional music are scarce. So Yungchen Lhamo's wavering voice is especially startling on Tibet, Tibet, where she unwraps her mid-range vocal roll across wide-ope... Tibetan musicians who can appeal well beyond the realm of strictly devotional music are scarce. So Yungchen Lhamo's wavering voice is especially startling on Tibet, Tibet, where she unwraps her mid-range vocal roll across wide-open fields. She also sings through the low-end fog of monastic chanting, replete with the clanging cymbals and fundamental rumble. An astonishing smoothness arises from Yungchen and the monks' combined voices, and even when she's soloing, which she often is, Yungchen keeps herself both silken and sharp. Many of the songs on Tibet, Tibet are from the traditional repertoire, but Yungchen's voice broadens the genre just as Enya broadened Celtic music to a popular audience. A laborer until she escaped from Tibet under duress, Yungchen has studied at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and supports a foundation in her name that seeks to aid women in escaping human rights abuses.

  • It's dreamy, at least that is how it works for me. Some years ago I'd play "Coming Home" just as I entered the bed and by the 3rd track the silvery voice of Yungchen Lhamo would sing intoxicating notes through the deep inner membr... It's dreamy, at least that is how it works for me. Some years ago I'd play "Coming Home" just as I entered the bed and by the 3rd track the silvery voice of Yungchen Lhamo would sing intoxicating notes through the deep inner membrane of my dreams