He was born in India and currently resides in Bozeman, Montana. He joined the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) when he was 9. As Lodoe continued his affiliation with TIPA for over 23 years, he earned advanced degrees in all aspects of traditional Tibetan music and performing arts. Lodoe began to understand the significance of his performing the traditional music of Tibet deeply. His voice, steps, and music have become an avenue to tell the world about his homeland and to preserve this rich culture based on altruism and nonviolence.
Lodoe performed for different international and national audiences. Lodoe’s music is featured on the soundtrack of Seven Years in Tibet and the movie Himalaya. He has sung for His Holiness the Dalai Lama many times and had the great honor of singing for Pope John Paul in 1996 in Rome. Lodoe won Best Composition and Best Opera Singer in the prestigious Tibetan Music Awards in 2015. Most recently, Lodoe performed with the Tibetan group Chaksampa at the Montana Folk Festival Butte, Montana, in July 2013.
Lodoe has a magical voice, which carries deep nuances of his rich Tibetan lineage. With deep emotion, great sadness, and heartfelt longing, he sings contemporary songs of struggle and the desire for freedom for all Tibetans. He is deeply committed to preserving Tibet’s rich music and dance culture and developing contemporary Tibetan music.
Tibet House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.