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Mega Concert for Tibet in Bern

July 12, 2008

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July 11, 2008

His Holiness the Dalai Lama'a birthday was celebrated in Switzerland
on July 6 with a mega concert by Swiss artist Polo Hofer, the Swiss
Jazz Orchestra, the Young Gods, and Tibetan musician Loten Namling
also the initiator and co-organizer of the event, among other
musicians. Judith and Pola from the Famous German Band, Wir
SindHelden were flown in as special guests of the day. Despite heavy
down pour of rain, thousands came to support Tibet at the event that
took place in front of the Bundes Platz, the main Swiss government
building in Bern.

It was the biggest ever open air concert in which ten thousand
spectators cheered the thirteen famous Swiss bands who sang for Tibet
and showed their solidarity with the Tibetan cause. Under the label
of Swiss Artists For Tibet, the organizers and performers jointly
urged the Swiss Government to have a clear and critical stand on
China's brutal policy in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama thanked the organizers and the Swiss artists for their
unwavering support for Tibet in a special message sent to them.

Translated to english from original reporting in German published in
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