Yungchen Lhamo has become the female voice of Tibet, singing its songs, practicing its Buddhist religion, and working quietly for her country's freedom from China. She was born under the rule of the superpower, but was encouraged by her grandmother to learn and sing the traditional music -- a dangerous thing, which, if discovered, could lead to torture and prolonged detention. She was, to all intents and purposes, raised by her grandmother, since her parents were in enforced labor and she only had the chance to see them every three years. By the time she was 14, Lhamo herself was working in a factory six days a week, helping in the clothing, feeding, and raising of her siblings. In 1989, the year the exiled Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize, Lhamo (encouraged by her grandmother) and a group of 60 friends made a perilous journey over the Himalayas to Dharamsala in India, where there was freedom -- and the Dalai Lama himself, whom Lhamo wished to meet. For the next four years she toured Tibetan refugee camps in India, working and singing and learning more Tibetan music. She finally met the Dalai Lama and was encouraged to use her vocal gifts to make the world more aware of the Tibetan problem.