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December 08, 2011

Tibet in song

In Tibet, a once-sovereign nation for thousands of years, much of the country remains under harsh Communist Chinese rule and 'patriotic re-education'. The surviving Tibetan folk music shapes an endangered people's identity. Ngawang Choephel, a Tibetan native who fled for India at the age of 2, returned home to capture the music of his people. He was arrested and sentenced to 18 years in prison, serving nearly 7 before a highly-publicized release. Includes special features.

Brave yes, unbelievable yes. Modern colonizing power China teaches us how to wipe out tradition and culture in Tibet. Very similar to the United States and the native populations and probably the European powers in Africa. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56404-D 86 minutes 2009

Posted by mcmike at December 8, 2011 02:13 PM

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