Nepal’s rock star nun Ani Choying Drolma to perform in Washington, DC, on Saturday

Drolma, internationally renowned artist, has performed for gatherings of more than 20,000 audience.

Ani Choying Drolma

Nepal’s rock star nun Ani Choying Drolma will be performing at the Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 24; the event will start at 7 p.m. The concert is organized by the Bhintuna International, a Virginia-based organization.

“Ani tours select destinations each year to raise resources to sustain and expand on her mission to educate and open the horizons of Buddhist nuns so that they might become effective forces for good,” the media statement from the organizers read.

Drolma, 46, is a pioneer in bringing Buddhist chants and songs to the mainstream. Born to Tibetan parents who later settled in Nepal, Drolma’s music has a kind of therapeutic effect on her listeners. With more than a dozen pop albums, the international pop icon has redefined the norms that otherwise describe a Buddhist nun. Her lyrics, although in Nepalese, transcend the language barriers, and feel soothing and divine to ears.

Drolma started her first international concert from the US in 1998, and it was in Minneapolis. Since then, the artist has performed all over the world, with the audience of more than 20,000 fans in some events.

With a rare blend of spirituality and melody, Drolma has performed with several international music stars, for instance, Oscar-winning Indian composer A R Rehman and Jordanian singer Farah Siraj; and, her fans list includes Tina Turner and Tracy Chapman.

Music, however, is not all that Drolma is famous for. Big on charity, Drolma was Nepal’s first UNICEF ambassador.

Tickets for the DC event range from $20 to $100 and can be purchased here. Her current tour that started on June 3 will conclude on June 25, with her concert in Boston, Massachusetts.


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