A recent recipient of the prestigious BBC World Music Award, Sa Dingding combines Chinese folk music and Tibetan chants with Western electronica over a strong rhythmic beat. Her clear and pure voice is innocent AND intense. Asian vocalists can sound a little nasal to the Western ear, but the purity and tonal qualities of Sa Dingding's well-trained voice are very pleasing.
I first heard Sa Dingding on IPR's radio program, The World. Here is the story that caught my attention. Check her out in the video below.