Award-winning Musician Ansa GaRangDengZhen Brings "Songs from the Himalayas" Tour to Vancouver
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Ansa GaRangDengZhen (English name is Zen) is a multi-award winning Tibetan singer songwriter and producer at the forefront of a new generation bringing inspirational folk and world music to the masses. Coming from the snowy plateau, this musical genius brings unique styles and powerful vocals to Chinese music while accomplishing his dream teaching compassion and supporting charities worldwide. He showcases the untainted beauty of his ethnic voice with a contemporary yet simple musical concept, creating moving and masterful compositions.
He became a global sensation after winning a Chinese Talent show and was recognized as top ten singers of the year, along with many other achievements. This earned him a place as a regular special guest performer for CCTV and many other TV stations. He rejuvenated Chinese folk music to the public during his world tours. In the process, he received the American Love and Art Contribution Award, the British Charity Artist Honor and Performing Artist Award in Australia, Egypt, Qatar and Canada.
He has a long history of activism, charity and humanitarian work that is reflected in his transformative art. Throughout his 20 + years of singing, composing and performing, he was won over 20 awards in China and overseas as well as contributing music and raising funds for stem cell research, earthquake relief, leukemia, the International Children's Fund and other human welfare causes. Zen has been named ambassador for the Canadian Liver Fund, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Tibet Aid and Development Foundation. Zen has also proudly served as the Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Performing Arts Alliance.
In 2016, he was invited to attend the Canadian International Film Festival as a representative and won the Performing Arts Contribution Award. The following year, Zen participated in the week-long Canadian Golden Maple Leaf International Film Festival series of events with the documentary "Turning the Mountain of God with a Long Head" as the chief planner and chief producer, and won the Single Award for Best Documentary Character.
In January, 2018, Gajang Deng Zhen launched a North American tour of Hard Rock Casino's that was presented by representatives of the Canadian Parliament.
The documentary "Seven Days and Seven Nights" (2019), based on Zen's musical path, won the Best Musician Award at the 23rd Hollywood Family Film Festival.
While promoting folk music overseas, Ansa GaRangDengZhen strives to spread the essence of Tibetan culture, “Tangka Art”. He cooperated with Canada Vancouver Cultural Centre in 2019 and presented Vancouver’s largest “Tibet Tangka Culture and Art Exhibition”, bringing Chinese ancient arts overseas, attracting tens of thousands of people.
Ansa GaRangDengZhen is bringing his timely message of love and peace to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for his "Songs from the Himalayas" tour in Vancouver on August 13, 2022 and is currently busy working on new music. Zen's current releases included the single "Alaye" (2020), and full-length albums "Global Village" (2018) and "Songs from the Himalayas" (2016). Tickets for the highly anticipated Vancouver performance are available now.
Ansa Garangdengzhen (English name is Zen) is an award-winning Tibetan singer-songwriter. He has won the Outstanding Artist Award in the United States, the British Charity Artist Award, and the Chinese Love Star as well as serving as ambassador for the Canadian Liver Fund, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Tibet Aid and Development Foundation, He also proudly served as the Vice Chairman of the Tibetan Performing Arts Alliance.
In 2010, he won the championship of Hunan Satellite TV Happy Male Voice Fujian Division. In 2013, he won the national top ten of the monthly CCTV Avenue of Stars column. In 2015, he composed the theme song "XiziQing" for the image promotion of Tibetan television enterprises, and composed and produced the public welfare song "When I Stretch Out My Arm" for the Beijing Red Cross Hematopoietic Stem Cell Association. In December 2019, he was elected as a member of the Sichuan Youth Federation.
In 2001, he won the third place in the children's group of the Huanglong Cup Singer Competition. In 2002, he won the first prize in the Songpan Tibetan Middle School Student Singer Competition. In 2003, he won the first prize in the Golden Autumn Voice Kangding Teacher's College Top Ten Singers Competition. In 2006, he won the first place in the singing popular group in the Chinese original lyrics song and singing selection activity.
In 2010, together with Tibetan artists, the earthquake relief song "Life Stands as a Tree" was recorded for Yushu in the disaster area, which was broadcast by CCTV4 and other media for Yushu disaster relief. In the same year, he was interviewed by the Central People's Radio For the Voice of Shenzhou Chinese Concert as well as Sichuan Kangba Satellite TV. It won the first place in the Fujian Division of Hunan Satellite TV Happy China Happy Male Voice. Also in 2010, he created and released works such as "Wake Yourself Up", "Don't Cry", "My Beloved" and so on.
In March 2011, he participated in the recording of Sichuan Satellite TV's "China Love, Big Song Club". He was then invited to participate in the live interview program of "Folk Songs and Fashions" of the Central People's Radio as well as CCTV15 CCTV Music Channel "Folk Song China" and Tibet Satellite TV's "Tibet Feihong". In the same year, he composed the song "Gug Dynasty".
In 2012, he participated in the personal interview of the Voice of Literature and Art of the Central People's Radio "Starting from Culture" followed by Central People's Radio's Voice of the City program "Weekend Driving" and CCTV15 "Let's Music Together". He then prepared a biographical film script "Can You Love in This Life" and published the novel.
In 2013, he composed the public welfare song "When I Stretch Out My Arm" for leukemia patients. He was hired as the vice chairman of the Tibetan Star Performing Arts Alliance of the "Tibet Development Aid Fund". In the same year, he won the CCTV CCTV "Avenue of Stars" monthly champion. He also obtained the International Certificate of Activity of the American Oriental Culture and Art Festival "Ancient Universe".
In January 2014, the magazine "Horizon" interviewed Deng Zhen in a special issue. In February, the work "Kind Mother" was nominated for the best work in the "China Song List". In February, he was interviewed by the "Seven Colors of Wind" column of Tibet Satellite TV. In February, the physical store of the Tibetan culture propaganda window "Ga Rang Deng Zhengang Ri Lieang" was established on Lyngku South Road in Lhasa City. In March, he was interviewed by American Cable Radio. In March, he began to invite public welfare public welfare creators to be the creators of the public welfare album for the hometown temple Gami Ancient Temple. In March, he was invited to be a guest judge of the sixth month weekly competition of CCTV's "Avenue of Stars" column and served as a guest performer. In June, he participated in the "June 1 Rainbow Project" public welfare activity and sang a public welfare song (when I stretched out my arm) that Deng Zhen composed for leukemia patients with stars. In June, he recorded the "Grateful Growth" column of Hebei Satellite TV. In July, he was invited to jiangxi satellite TV's "Collecting Ma Weidu" column as a guest. In August, he created the ending song of the same name for the "Quality" column of CCTV's Discovery Tour. In August, he represented China for the first time in Egypt to attend the 5th International Spiritual Music Festival with more than 30 music players. In September, he composed the corporate image song "XiziQing" for The Tibetan Barley Wine Enterprise. In October, he went to the United States to participate in the Sino-US Film Festival and the listing of the Future Wealth Leaders Summit in the United States. In the same year, he won the Monterey Park Artist Badge Award and the Los Angeles Soft Honey City International WITNESS Award.
In February 2015, the special program "Echo Loud" was broadcast on the first day of the Chinese New Year. In March, he went to Nepal for the first time for folk music exchanges. In March, he recorded CCTV's "Folk Song China". In March, he participated in the Sino-US International Television Festival held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. In July, he appeared at the Bucheon Film Festival and sang the song "The Sound of the Roof" at the "WTUF China Night", and won the WTUF Contribution Award for the Promotion of Chinese and Korean Cultures issued by the Organizing Committee of the Film Festival.
In 2016, he was invited to attend the Canadian International Film Festival as a representative and won the Performing Arts Contribution Award. In the same year, Deng Zhen led the children of Beijing Shengji Art School into Sydney City Hall in Australia. Deng Zhen then released the album "Snow Blue Dream - Melodious Love" to critical acclaim.
On January 22, 2018, Gajang Deng Zhen's North American tour of Hard Rock Casino was presented by representatives of the Canadian Parliament.
On December 30, 2019, he was elected as a member of the Sichuan Youth Federation.
"The beautiful Tibetan dance, the loud Tibetan long tune, the melodious flute and other specialties have made Deng Zhen win many awards since he was a child. It is also his dream to spread ancient Tibetan culture through singing. He came to Beijing alone with the simplicity of the primitive Tibetans, the characteristic clear and pure voice, and the dream of singing. Ga Rang Deng Zhen is such an original musician who not only has solid singing skills, but also has extremely significant musical talent." (NetEase Entertainment Review)
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May 16, 2022 4:00pm ET by Independent Music Promotions