London: The soaring melodies of Tibetan folk music have blessed not just the ears of those living in the land of snows. The Tibetan community in exile based in London have been fortunate enough to enjoy the rich vocals and melodic harmonies of Tibetan musicians, with performances by a trio of Tibetan performers, who have all come from Eastern Tibet's Amdo region.
Dharamshala: - Culture is an indispensable tool in the expression of both personal and collective identity. The Tibetan culture in particular is increasingly fractured as it is suspended without geographical grounding, and the identities of Tibetans living in exile as well as those who remain in Tibet teeter on precarious footing. By keeping the practice of Tibetan art alive, contemporary artists preserve the hope that Tibetan culture will be upheld by future generations, whether living in exile or in Tibet, while building artistic and cultural bridges into the future.
Reykjavik: Documentary film "When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun" is being shown at the 6th Reykjavik International Film Festival in spite of the festival director, Hrönn Marinósdóttir, being summoned to the Chinese embassy and being warned of potential economic and political repercussions in the Chinese-Icelandic relationship if she did not withdraw the film from the festival.
Dharamshala: The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) was founded in 1970 by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and the library began functioning in 1971. Buddhist and Tibetan scholars, students, researchers, and interested travelers come from all corners of the world to access this resource. Ms. Colleen McKown, a staff writer of The Tibet Post International talked with Ven. Lhakdor, the director of LTWA.
Dharamshala: - "Biggest ever show in McLeod Ganj!" where the main exiled Tibetan Community based, proclaims the poster for Cassini's Division, an off-beat hybrid rock band from Calcutta named after the largest gap in the rings of Saturn. As one of India's leading rock bands, they are set to play the first ever major Rock and Roll concert in the history of Himachal Pradesh.
New York City: Filmmaker Ngawang Choephel has suffered more for his art than most, having spent over 6 years in Chinese prisons under charges of espionage. Today, Friday 24th, he will attend the theatrical premiere of the documentary film that he shot over several years starting as far back as 1995.