FRIDAY 5 DECEMBER
Modern Tibet: Music and the Struggle for National Identity and Survival
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This talk will focus on modern Tibetan music as an influential cultural output, which helps to reinforce national identity as it often evokes a glorious past, stresses cultural bonds, bemoans current tragedy and expresses aspirations for the future. The wider reach and contemporariness of Tibetan popular music and the effectiveness of its message also make it an ideal tool to reflect upon the current situation in Tibet, and the future survival of Tibetan culture.
Lama Jabb is an independent researcher and interpreter. He graduated from the University of London with a BA Hons in Political Science and an MSc in International Relations, and is currently carrying out a PhD in Modern Tibetan Literature at Oxford University.
£8.00 (Friends £3.00)