Founded in 2007, Namo (Nanwu) is China's first and only band to combine Buddhist with rock 'n roll. They released their debut self-titled album in 2010, subsequently winning the "Best Newcomer Award" at Midi 2010. They were the first band to perform at Famen Temple in 2010, one of China's most prestigious pagoda temples, opening for Chinese pop star Faye Wong. That same year, they headlined CTCC Super Alliance Equation Motor Rally for invited guests and media. They were invited by the French Diplomatic Mission as the guest band for "Sino-French Culture Spring" for 2010-2011 and became the first Chinese band ever to play at Japan's Summer Sonic in 2011.
More recently, they have performed on multiple TV shows on state broadcaster CCTV such as "Sing My Song" (by the producer of the "Voice of China"), "I Wang To Perform In Chinese New Year Gala", and "Bring'em Back". They wrote the theme songs for "a little knowledge" - the first online science program with 900 million viewers - and the 6th season of "Fire In The Hole," an animated Chinese version of 'The Simpsons,' both produced by Tencent Video and Youjiang Media. Namo’s third and most recent album, “Spring Has Arrived” was released in the spring of 2015. They followed up their release with a national tour covering 22 cities and headlining 12 festivals, including Cheoyong World Music Festival in Korea, in 2015 alone.
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