Jamyang Kyi – China/Tibet

currently imprisoned by Chinese authorities

BEIJING — The Chinese authorities have detained a prominent Tibetan television broadcaster and intellectual who is also a popular singer, suggesting that the government crackdown after the disturbances in and around Tibet has yet to run its course … There has been no official confirmation of the detention … (full text, April 18, 2008).

Two of her songs in videos: Tibetan Song Phayul Dren lu Singer Jam Yangkyi, 3 min; Tsering gyurmey and jamyang kyi song -Le tro, 4.02 min.

Her blog in Tibetan language … just now not accesssible! Her blog is apparently very popular among young Tibetans, but it has not been updated for some months now (see on free muse.org)

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Jamyang Kyi – China/Tibet

The Window of Jamyang Kyi, created for her on flickr, to give your comments.

Her husband said in a telephone interview: “She is in serious trouble, I’m very worried for her safety. I’m very sorry. I can’t say more” (NY Times, April 18, 2008).

… she composes herself the songs that she interprets, with evocative titles as “Prayer”, “Karma”, “distant Lover” and “Heart Message” (made) in 1997 (that) shows her sensibility. Jamyang Kyi is also a journalist of television, and a writer. She composed essays on the fate of Tibetan women. She published articles including one on the illegal dealings in girls (Qinghai Daily, edition in Tibetan language, 11/30/05) and the statute of women in the Tibetan society … (soc.culture.asean).

Some pictures of her LIVE CONCERT on April 22nd 2006.

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On April 27th, 1998, the patriot Thupten Ngodup set himself on fire in Delhi, and died for the cause of Tibetan independence … (full long text, 13 May 2008).

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Videos with other Tibetan singers and musicians (modern youngsters and traditional):

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Find Jamyang Kyi on Google Blog-search.

News in April 2008: A source in Siling (in Chinese, Xining) said: “She never returned, people were speculating that she was detained in a guesthouse for interrogation” … (full text, April 16, 2008).

… Kyi has performed alongside exiles in overseas concerts, but not explicitly supported groups calling for autonomy for Tibetans. Matt Whitticase, a spokesman for the Free Tibet campaign, said: “People with no apparent connections at all to any activism appear to be being detained” … (full text, April 16, 2008).

links:

Tibetan Women’s Association;

the site of the United States government-funded Radio Free Asia, in english (also in 9 Asian languages);

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, 108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle, WA USA;

International Campaign for Tibet, and its Calendar Archive;

A Lone Tibetan Voice, Intent on Speaking Out;

Google general search on Women in Tibet; Google blog search for Women in Tibet; Google book-search on Women in Tibet; Google video-search for Women in Tibet.

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