Kheng Sonam Dorji
Kheng Sonam Dorji as a master musician was the first to compose and sing a Khengpa modern song, earning him the title “Kheng”. He mastered the dramgyen (Bhutanese lute), studying under the primary elders of the Bhutanese folk tradition. International audiences know Sonam through his sound track contributions to the acclaimed Bhutanese film, Travellers and Magicians and his appearances at the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife. Sonam participated at the Asian stage during London Olympics(2012). He has travelled around Europe giving lectures, presentations and performances, and is a registered member of the International Council for Traditional Music.