News :: 2010

  • A Tibetan singer preserves culture
    Tibetan folk singer Techung is working hard to preserve his culture. After Tibet's forced hostile takeover by China in 1949, Tibetans-in-exile have found inspiring ways to preserve their culture.
  • Rocking for a Free Tibet
    "I have a problem with my head. It's like short-term memory loss," says Tenzin Jigme, a sheepish smile spreading across his face. "It's here, in my head, but I am not able to remember it exactly. You are going to have a hard time talking to me." I have just asked him what music he is into while Jimi Hendrix bellows from the café speakers in the background.
  • Tibetan musician finds a home in Toronto
    First, there was a simple question: how old was he? Amchok Gompo Dhondup wasn't sure. But Canadian refugee officials wanted a date. ...
  • A fight to preserve Tibetan music
    Ngawang Choephel, a Tibetan musicologist who was imprisoned by the Chinese for more than six years, would have had a compelling film had he simply stuck to his own remarkable story. But his documentary, "Tibet in Song," is doubly powerful ...
  • British ballet dedicated to people of Tibet is pulled from China expo
    A British composer says he is "deeply disappointed and dismayed" by the British Council's decision to cancel a performance of his ballet in China because it was dedicated to the people of Tibet.
  • I've followed Gandhi's maxim: Shakira
    Colombian singer Shakira says she has followed Mahatma Gandhi's maxim, saying "Gandhi used to say 'Be the change you wish to see in the world', and I've followed that maxim."

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