Music

Update on Tibetan Singer Tashi Dondrup

Update on Tibetan Singer Tashi Dondrup

1 by / on 04/12/2009, 20:51 / in Jamyang Kyi, Music, Woeser

According to an article published today in The Times newspaper: “Chinese authorities have arrested a popular young Tibetan singer, accusing him of composing subversive songs.” Tashi Dondrup was detained yesterday afternoon while in hiding in the western city of Xining, capital of Qinghai province, where he had taken refuge after the authorities banned his music.” The Times article was also […]

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A Song from Prison

A Song from Prison

3 by / on 03/02/2009, 16:39 / in Music, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the lyrics to a song that were originally written in Tibetan in May 2008 by a monk from Lhasa’s Drepung Monastery during his incarceration in Gormu (Golmud) in Qinghai Province. Following the protests in Lhasa that started on 10th March 2008 and the subsequent unrest all over Tibet, Radio Free Asia reported that 675 […]

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“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

3 by / on 29/01/2009, 01:00 / in Music, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a translation of a post from Woeser’s blog that was posted on 13th January 2009 titled “What kinds of songs are ‘reactionary songs’?”. It is through sheer coincidence that whilst reading Woeser’s post and thinking about what she wrote, High Peaks Pure Earth received news that the well-known Amdo singer Tenzin, who owns a […]

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