News :: 2009

  • Tibetan singer wins "Best Asian Album" award
    The Just Plain Folks Music Awards show held on 29 August 2009 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, celebrates "the other 98%" of the music produced in the world.
  • Meet the first Tibetan death metal musician
    Shenpenn Khymsar is a Tibetan Canadian, living in Vancouver, BC. He was born in Darjeeling, India. He is an activist for a Free Tibet and the first Tibetan Death Metal musician in the world. Heidi Minx of Amp Magazine chats with Shenpenn.
  • Celebrating Tibet in Goshen
    In a field encircled by wildflowers and Tibetan national flags, visitors were transported to Boudha, McLeod Ganj and old Lhasa, wandering amid stalls proffering thangkas, kurtas, jewels and carpets, momos, chapatis and corn on the cob.
  • Dorjee Tsering opens music centre in Mcleod Ganj
    With the aim of preserving and promoting traditional Tibetan music, Dorjee Tsering, a Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts alumni, announced the establishment of a new Tibetan Music Centre in Mcleod Ganj a few days ago.
  • Two Tibetan albums nominated for awards in US
    Two Tibetan musical albums "Tibet Fest" a live concert recording and "Pilgrimage" by Karjam Saeji are nominated in the Asian Album of the Year category in the 2009 Just Plain Folks music awards.
  • Michael Jackson dies at 50
    Pop star Michael Jackson has died in Los Angeles, aged 50. Paramedics were called to the singer's Beverly Hills home at about midday on Thursday after he stopped breathing.
  • Oasis 'barred from China' over Free Tibet gig
    British rock supergroup Oasis said Chinese authorities had banned it from performing in China because guitarist Noel Gallagher played at a Free Tibet benefit concert 12 years ago...
  • Tibet House 19th benefit concert @ Carnegie Hall
    It's been 10 years since Tibet was the hot issue in the rock community, but some stars still carry the torch. One of the biggest forums for this activism is the annual Tibet House benefit in New York, where an eclectic group of artistes bands together to salute Tibetan culture.
  • Free Tibet Concert in Alaska
    The First Free Tibet Concert in Alaska will take place on 10 January 2009, at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, Alaska. Organizers Karma Lama and Paola Pivi say the goal of this concert is to raise awareness of the plight of Tibetans in Tibet.
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