Nawang Khechog is a Grammy nominee and one of Tibet's foremost world music composer and musician. He is also one of the first Tibetan musicians to be able to break into international world music scene with his original and authentic musical compositions to be distributed around the world through different record label. In 2007 Nawang received Tibetan Music Award and International Civil Golden Award, the highest civilian award of Nepal.
Nawang was a monk for 11 years and studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other Tibetan masters. He also lived as hermit, meditating in the Himalayan foothills for several years under the guidance of His Holiness.
He aims to utilize music as a means to inspire non-violence, compassion, and spirituality and for the freedom of Tibetan people. In the last few years, there has been some signs of interest from PRC government for the future of Tibet by inviting the delegations of HH Dalai Lama and Tibetan Government in Exile in Tibet and China. "I hope", says Nawang, "this is a genuine sign of PRC government's interest in resolving the tragedy and suffering of Tibet. It is hard to trust but it will reveal its true face by year 2010. If this is genuine, negotiation and dialog is best for both sides interests."