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December 6, 2009

Tibetan Arrested for Singing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Carly J Hallman @ 5:48 am

Adam Lambert may have been “banned” by ABC, but it’s important to remember that, in other nations, many artists have it much, much worse.

Singer, mandolin player, and ethnic Tibetan, Tashi Dondrup was arrested by Chinese authorities for his “subversive” songs.

The questionable songs, whose lyrics include musings on exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and last year’s riots and subsequent crackdowns in Tibetan capital Lhasa, were released this year on 30-year-old Dondrup’s newest album.

No word on when Dondrup will be released.

Curious as to what “subversive music” sounds like in China? Here’s one of Tashi Dondrup’s music videos.


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