Tibetan exiles organise peace concert in DharamsalaNovember 9th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
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Dharamsala, Nov 9 (ANI): Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala organised a music concert here to promote peace and harmony.
Organised by Raise the Tibetan Flag Campaign (RTFC) and a self-help group, RAGPA, the concert provided a chance to exiles to stay connected with their music, which they feel is dying a slow death after the Chinese invasion of their homeland.
Such concerts they felt, help to preserve their culture.
“The Tibetan music is dying. After 1959, we have along with the Dalai Lama, gone into exile, and the Chinese people have mostly shifted in Tibet. They are trying to mix the Chinese and the Tibetan music. They are trying to destroy the Tibetan music to adopt it to the Chinese music. So, therefore, the real Tibetan music must be cared for,” said Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan musician.
Such events are an effort on their part to keep their culture intact and alive in the hearts, and also to make the younger generation aware of their heritage and roots. (ANI)
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