Tibetan Music Awards all set to go
MCLEOD GANJ, India, 15 October (MusicTibet) — The fifth Tibetan Music Awards will be held in McLeod Ganj on Saturday, 15 October, evening starting at 7pm. This year's event has been dedicated to the Tibetans inside Tibet for their courage and determination to fight for basic human rights. The event will remember the seven monks who set themselves on fire for the cause of Tibet. Four of them have succumbed to burn injuries.
A young aspiring singer, Lawa Choegon, has reportedly been arrested by Chinese authorities for reasons not known. Therefore, it is not a good time for any musical events at the moment.
However, it seems important to recognise the works of the artistes, musicians, and singers who work for the cause of Tibet; who compose and sing patriotic songs, and inspire many people. They need to be appreciated and thanked for their contributions.
Karma Lama of Culture Brothers and his promoter Paola Pivi have travelled all the way from Alaska to attend the Tibetan Music Awards. Karma will be presenting some patriotic songs. A few local artistes in the line-up, including Chondhen la, JJI Exile Brothers, and others, will present items honouring the martyrs in Tibet. Chukie Tethong will be among our VIP guests. A few music videos are also lined up for screening.
Awards will be given in 16 categories. Among them are: Best Male Singer, Best Female Singer, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Debut Album, Best Country Singer (Lu or Nomadic song), Best New Age, Best Classical (Traditional or Folk song).
Tibetan Music Awards was first started in 2003 to honour Tibetan musicians, singers, and others from the recording industry for their musical and artistic achievements, and to encourage excellence in the industry.
The event is held every two years on the basis of albums produced by musicians and singers. The winners have been decided by a three-day online voting in August, with over 2000 votes in total.
Published in MusicTibet.com