A fresh sound in pop music is often credited to the fusion of an artist’s unique life experiences with his music. Gomo Tulku, a 22-year-old Tibetan-Canadian-American Buddhist lama and ex-monk, is by no means short of unique experiences and is by all means ushering in his own brand of popular music.
His sound is a mix of hip-hop, R&B, dance and pop. In one song he may rap the verses and sing the hooks to a club-banger beat, in another he may showcase a series of beautiful vocal melodies overlaid on top of an electronic dance beat. Although his music touches on his own personal experiences in the monastery, its content is ultimately secular and speaks to individuals from all walks of life.
Understanding Gomo requires one to really understand his unique past: Gomo Tulku was born in Montreal, Canada on August 8, 1988. At the age of three, Tenzin was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be the reincarnation of his mother’s late father, also a Buddhist lama. By the age of seven, Gomo left his family and moved to South India to a monastery where he would begin rigorous studies for the next 12 years.
Gomo currently lives in Tuscany and in Milan where he has worked with the famous Italian hip-hop producer Deleterio. Gomo also gained sponsorship from Guess clothing line, and has generated an international media buzz. He is currently working on his first single, which is set to release on July 28. Stay tuned on www.gomotulku.com!