Words and music for Burma

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Taiwan Free Burma Network and Amnesty International held a rally for Burma at Shi-Da Park in Taipei last night. The event featured music and speeches to raise awareness about the human rights situation in Burma.

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Hung Hung (鴻鴻) read several of his poems. He began by saying that Aung San Suu Kyi and many people aren’t free. Those that have freedom need to use it to speak for those who aren’t free. His words echoed Aung San Suu Kyi’s words, “Please use your liberty to promote ours.”

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Chang Jui-chuan (張睿銓) is a rapper whose lyrics are about peace, freedom and justice. He raps in English and Hoklo Taiwanese. Sandra Li (李婉菁) and Yue Han-lin (岳翰林) accompanied Chang on some songs. His song “Freedom Zen” is embedded below.

I’m arrested for a breach of the peace
I’m imprisoned for the truth that I speak
Will be executed for the love that I seek

The lyrics are a poignant reminder of the situation of Aung San Suu Kyi and many political prisoners in Burma and around the world.

There will be a Free Burma concert on 19 June at No. 4 Park in Zhonghe, Taipei County. Details here.

4 thoughts on “Words and music for Burma

  1. Jens, details of how to order the Free Burma CD are here. If you are looking for Chang Jui-chuan’s CD it should be available through most record stores in Taiwan.

  2. Ah, yes.

    I think they had info on ordering from outside Taiwan (“ask for postage”) in the past, but it’s not there now. They couldn’t accept any other method of payment than bank transfer or cash …

    Well, apparently, you can only get it in the places mentioned, for cash …

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