Singing nun to showcase music for healing at Istana Budaya

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  • Friday, 08 Nov 2019

Nepallese Buddhist nun Ani Choying Drolma regards her gift to sing as a magic wand which has the power to fulfil wishes -- SAM THAM / The Star

Internationally acclaimed singing nun Ani Choying Drolma is back in Malaysia with her latest charity concert, Feel The Heal, which will take place at Istana Budaya on Jan 4,2020, at 8.30pm.

Feel The Heal is her second charity concert in Malaysia. Ani Choying’s (Ani is an honorific for nun) first charity concert here was An Evening Of Inner Peace, also conducted at Istana Budaya back in 2016.

As a recording artiste with more than a dozen albums under her belt, the Nepalese singing nun, whose real name is Drolma Tsekyid, is the biggest pop star in her homeland.

Her fourth album Moments Of Bliss (2004) made her an overnight sensation and even got her named the Best Female Singer in Nepal.

Dubbed Nepal’s rock star nun by international media, the 48-year-old began her musical career in 1994 and started going on concert tours four years later.

She has since travelled to more than 20 countries, including China, Japan, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

In an interview with The Star in 2016, Ani Choying said: “To sing and reduce difficulties in others is so fulfilling. It’s also the most beautiful blessing – that I can make a difference in the lives of others.”

Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, she became a nun at the age of 13. In 1998, she founded the Nuns’ Welfare Foundation (NWF), through which she built a school for nuns, Arya Tara School. In 2010, she established the non-profit Aarogya Foundation which operates a kidney hospital.

Well known for her humanitarian work, she was then appointed as the first ever United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal in 2014.

All proceeds from the charity concert will be donated to her Arya Tara School and her hospital for kidney patients.

Tickets are priced at RM380 (Gold Seats), RM380 (Premium Front), RM280 (Premium), RM250 (CAT 1), RM180 (CAT 2), RM80 (CAT 3).

Book your tickets via TicketCharge (03-9222 8811/

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