Music from Tibet – Kalsang Yarphel

Kalsang Yarphel, 38 years-old, is from the Makig Dara township in Machu County, north-eastern Tibet.

On 14 July 2013 he was arrested by the Chinese authorities after he organised concerts and sang songs about Tibetan national pride.

Since that time he has been held without trial or formal prosecution in a detention centre in Chengdu. (From Free Tibet) See other musicians here

by Kalsang Yarphel

Tibetans, we learn Tibetan, speak Tibetan, it is our duty to do so
Tibetans, we unite, unite all three areas of Tibet together
Tibetans, we being brave, being brave reminding ourselves that years are mixtures of happiness and sorrow
Tibetans, we express our joy and woe, thinking of the future of Tibet, we chase our dreams
Tibetans, we hold national pride, march forward proudly shoulder to shoulder
Tibetans, we work hard, we are the future inheritance of Tibet’s new generation

Music from Namibia – Namib Marimbas

The Namib Marimbas is a music group founded 1988 in  Walvis Bay /Namibia .

From their Homepage :


The music, of which we have composed many songs ourselves, expresses the love of our beautiful African country, Namibia. We believe that our music can build bridges and we wish to deliver a message: That of respect for the culture of our ancestors and hope for a peaceful future.
We welcome exposure to the music of other cultures, and regard this as an ongoing learning process.

This is their song “Grazing back home ” a track from 2006 filmed in the dunes outside of Swapokmund