Seattle, WA

Amalia was born in New York to a Jewish family. Her neighbors, devout Tibetan Buddhists, often hosted visiting Lamas, thereby introducing her to aspects of Tibetan culture. At the age of 18, Amalia began to study Tibetan at the University of Virginia Summer Language Institute. It was also there that she began to teach herself dranyen, and that same year also taught herself mandolin. It was soon after that she composed the music for her first solo Tibetan pop album, Leaving Home. It was...

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