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Amchok Gonpo Dhondup, Musician and filmmaker

Gonpo Dhondup grew up as a nomad in Tibet and had learnt many songs and instruments by the time he was 12. He honed his performance skills by joining the Machu Performing Arts group, and participating in numerous concerts and musical competitions. Dhondup has released several albums, and has worked with musical stars like Dubey and Sherten. After coming into exile, he taught at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, and continued releasing albums. Dhondup is also a prolific filmmaker who has not only produced his own feature films but countless music videos for other singers and musicians. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada, where he is collaborating with the Canadian Opera Company on a project. Learn more about Gonpo Dhondup at his website: