Music Themes: FLASH MOB

While putting these themed posts together, and answering  replies  I am subjectively experiencing: THERE ARE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES FOR EVERYTHING. WE HUMANS ARE IN A PERMANENT STATE OF POTENTIAL. –

STEP UP REVOLUTION full finale mob moose dance  scene


ONE BILLION RISING — MARIKINA One Billion Rising? Make it Marikina. The “One Billion Rising to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls” is a dance revolution aiming to invite one billion women and men to walk out, dance, rise up, and demand an end to poverty and violence this Valentine’s Day. The city government of Marikina through the Marikina Gender and Development joins the worldwide dance revolution to increase awareness and stop violence against women and poverty on February 14, 9:00 a.m., at the Marikina Freedom Park, Barangay Sta. Elena.
EXTREMIST DABKE — ISTANBUL “Extremist” Dabke? Turkish protestors dancing in Istanbul photojournalist George Haddad, The Turkish Prime Minister has called the protestors “Extremists, looters and bums.” Here is a closer look at the culprits. Shot June 2, 2013
IDLE NO MORE –  EDMONTON Flash Mob Round Dance Drummers Dec18, 2012 Idle No More Flash Mob Round Dance I at WEM on December 18, 2012.


March 5th, 2011  Beirut Duty Free Rocks Airport with Dabke Dance | دبكة في سوق بيروت الحرة
CARMINA BURANA   VIENNA Carmina Burana” am Wiener Westbanhof
ODE TO JOY — SABEDELL Sabadell Flash Mob   Orquestra Simfonica Del VallÈs   –  Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain  May 19, 2012
MAGYAR — NYC Hungarian flash mob in NYC       Magos Együttes with Életfa play for members of Csürdöngölö and the Hungarian-American community during a flash mob in front of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. See… This YouTube channel is mostly dedicated to Mande and Magyar music, especially performances of Eletfa and Kakande
PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ — MOSCOW Flashmob Moscow (Russia) : Putting on the Ritz 2012
CHINESE Military Parade China – The largest army in the world 2 – full (official)
TIBET A NEW MEANING TO FLASH MOB — NOT FUNNY — WARNING SOME GRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHY Tibet Situation : Critical – Full Documentary. Tibet Documentary by Jason

Tibet Situation : Critical – Full Documentary by Jason Lansdell, is an extensive look at the current situation in Tibet and for Tibetans in exile. It covers the history of Tibet, before and after the Chinese invasion. The clips in this film are from a wide range of documentaries and news organizations, as well as never before seen footage. The main focus and theme of Tibet Situation : Critical is to show the brutality of the Chinese Government against the Tibetan people, as well as an end segment explaining how you can help. . . Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 in the Copyright Act 1976. Allowance is made for “fair use” for purpose’s such as criticism, comment, news, reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tip the balance in favor of fair use.”

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Tibetan Forest Guard Sets Himself on Fire in Protest

Earth First! Newswire

Reported by RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Parameswaran Ponnudurai.

A Tibetan man who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule in Gansu province on Monday has died, according to a source inside Tibet.

The fate of Lhamo Kyab, 43, who burned himself in Tsoe town in Sangchu (Xiahe) county within the Gannan (Kanlho) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, was not immediately known due to communication problems.

The source told RFA’s Tibetan Service Tuesday that he had died on the spot in the predawn self-immolation.

Unlike most other Tibetan self-immolators, Lhamo Kyab, a bachelor forest guard, jumped into a raging fire he set up using wood and kerosene and was mostly consumed by the flames.

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Two (More)Young Tibetans Burn

Sometimes I think the quasi-offical Chinese response is that self-immolation saves the colonial government from the bother of prosecuting and torturing   the Tibetans, themselves..

Two Young Tibetans Burn


December 9, 2012

Two Tibetan men self-immolated Saturday in separate protests against Chinese rule in Tibet, one of whom was a monk who called for the return of exiled spiritual leaders to the region, Tibetan sources said.

Kunchok Phelgyal, 24, a monk from Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China’s Sichuan province, and Pema Dorjee, a 23-year-old layman from Kanlho (Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province perished in the acts.

Tibet claimsTibet claims

The new burnings were the 93rd and 94th Tibetan self-immolations since February 2009, when the fiery protests began.

“Today [Saturday], Kunchok Phelgyal, a monk of Sumdo Monastery in Dzoege (Ruo’ergai) county in Ngaba self-immolated around 5:20 p.m. against Chinese policy [in Tibet] and died,” two sources based in India’s Dharamsala hill town told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

They said the young monk had shouted out slogans while he sat with his hands folded in prayer after setting himself alight.

“He called for the long life of the [Tibetan spiritual leader in exile] Dalai Lama, and his return to Tibet,” said Kanyak Tsering and Lobsang Yeshi of the Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala, citing a source inside Tibet.

“He also called for the return of Kirti Kyabgon Rinpoche [the exiled Head Lama of the Kirti Monastery in Ngaba],” they said.

The sources said Kunchok Phelgyal had also voiced hope for a “reunion of Tibetans both inside and outside of Tibet.”

“As he was being burnt in protest, the monks of the [Sumdo] Monastery gathered around his burning body and prayed,” they said.

“Thereafter, his body was moved to his room inside the monastery and several hundred monks conducted prayers for him.”

The young Kunchok Phelgyal had been studying Buddhist dialectics at the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery since 2010 as a visiting monk from the Sumdo Monastery.

“He is the son of Kunchok Kyab (father) and Dolma Tso (mother) of the Gonda Dewa nomadic village under Dringwa township, Dzoege county in Ngaba,” Kanyag Tsering and Lobsang Yeshi said.

“He has nine family members including his parents.”

Layman burning

Also on Saturday, layman Pema Dorjee self-immolated in front of the Shitsang Monastery in Kanlho’s Luchu (Luqu) county, a source inside of Tibet told RFA’s Tibetan Service, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“Pema Dorjee, who is just 23, set himself on fire and protested against the Chinese occupation of Tibet,” said the source.

“This happened around 4:35 p.m. [Saturay], right in front of the door to Shitsang Monastery in Luchu county in Gansu. He was reported dead following his act of self-immolation.”

The source said that Pema Dorjee had torched himself as several Tibetans were gathering at the monastery for Gaden Ngacho, a special lamp offering prayer session.

The layman was from Chokor village, located around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Shitsang Monastery.

China policy

The two new burnings drew immediate condemnation from the London-based Free Tibet, with director Stephanie Brigden saying she had “grave concerns” for the welfare of Tibetans living in the townships where Saturday’s protests occurred.

“China has announced collective punishments it intends to mete out on communities where protests take place, and Free Tibet has documented, time and again, China’s flagrant violations of human rights, including the use of lethal force, during the uprising in Tibet,” she said in a statement.

“Tibetans continue to call for freedom, despite the cost. It is beyond time for the world to take decisive action for Tibet.”

The protests follow a statement earlier this week by Maria Otero, the U.S. State Department’s Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, who said Washington was “deeply concerned and saddened” by the increasing frequency of Tibetan self-immolations.

“Chinese authorities have responded to these tragic incidents with measures that tighten already strict controls on freedoms of religion, expression, assembly and association of Tibetans,” she said.

“Official rhetoric that denigrates the Tibetan language, the Dalai Lama, and those who have self-immolated has further exacerbated tensions.”

Otero said that Beijing must address policies causing discontent in Tibetan areas, including controls on Tibetan Buddhist religious practice, education practices that undermine the Tibetan language, and the surveillance, arbitrary detention and disappearances of Tibetans.

Since late October, officials have responded to the burning protests by punishing the families and communities of protestors, characterizing immolations as criminal offenses, arresting those associated with the self-immolators, and deploying paramilitary forces and restricting communications and travel in areas where the protests have occurred.

Reported by Lobsang Sherab, Guru Choegyi, and Lumbum Tashi for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.