Episode 02

RENAISSANCE SERIES | Amplifying Everything Banned in Tibet
Episode 02. Revolutionary Beats
July 26, 2010
New York

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Revolutionary Beats in the player below.

The second installment in SFT’s Renaissance Series explored the rhythms and beats of Tibetan resistance and dissent in Chinese-occupied Tibet. Program to include performances of Tibetan songs banned in Tibet, commentaries on resistance through music, “reactionary ringtones” sharing and much more.

The program highlighted the popular Tibetan singer, Tashi Dhondup, who was sentenced to 15 months of “re-education” through labor on January 5, 2010 for including revolutionary songs on his album titled “Torture Without Trace”.

“Torture Without Trace” by Tashi Dhondup from HPeaks on Vimeo.

Watch more videos by Tashi Dhondup and learn more about his inspiring music on the blog High Peaks Pure Earth.

TAKE ACTION for his immediate release from Prison.

To download the pamphlet from Revolutionary Beats, click here.

Translated by SFT into English for Revolutionary Beats:

Kunga’s Yi Re Kyo with English subtitles

Kunga’s “Ghangdruk Ghi Dhunlam” (Son of the Snow City) with English subtitles

Jamyang Kyi’s “You and Me” with English subtitles

Jamyang Kyi’s Phayul Dren Lu with English subtitles

To view translated music videos from Revolutionary Beats, click here.
*Special thanks to Khenrap Yeshi and Thupgon for their translations and Jigdo for HQ videos.

For That I Shed My Tears

Background on these revolutionary beats:

Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs by Bhuchung D. Sonam, a young Tibetan writer & activist living in Dharamsala, India

Tibetan singer Tashi Dhondup detained report issued by International Campaign for Tibet

The Times Online: Tibetan singer Tashi Dondrup arrested over ‘subversive’ CD

Download Music & Ringtones Banned in Tibet:

Son of the Snow City by Kunga:

Son of the Snow-City by Kunga

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Yi Re Kyo by Kunga:

Yi Re Kyo by Kunga

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Torture Without Trace by Tashi Dhondup
Torture without trace by Tashi Dhondup

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Unable to Meet by Tashi Dhondup

Unable to Meet by Tashi Dhondup

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1958-200 by Tashi Dhondup

1958-200 by Tashi Dhondup

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Let’s Go by Tashi Dhondup

Let’s Go by Tashi Dhondup

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For That I Shed My Tears by Tashi Dhondup

For That I Shed My Tears by Tashi Dhondup

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No Regrets by Tashi Dhondup

No Regrets by Tashi Dhondup

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Tibet Has Good Karma by Tashi Dhondup

Tibet Has Good Karma by Tashi Dhondup

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Phayul Dren Llu by Jamyang Kyi

Phayul Dren Llu by Jamyang Kyi

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You and Me by Jamyang Kyi

You and Me by Jamyang Kyi

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New Generation by Yudrug: New Generation by Yudrug

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