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Concert and CD release for Burma


The Taiwan Free Burma Network held a concert in Zhonghe last night to mark the birthday of Burmese democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The concert called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma. A Free Burma CD featuring music by Taiwanese artists was also released at the concert.


The concert in Zhonghe’s No. 4 Park kicked off with the Taiwan hip hop sounds of Kou Chou Ching  (拷秋勤). They gave a typically energetic performance and included shouts of “Free Burma” in some of their songs.


Kou Chou Ching were followed by T.C. Chang (張鐵志) & Blaire Ko (柯智豪) performing “Golden Flower” a song dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi that is also on the Free Burma CD.


Indulge was the next band. The last band of the night was Tonic (主音樂團) pictured above.


Fish Lin of Kou Chou Ching is promoting the Free Burma CD in the photo above. The CD includes songs specially composed with lyrics related to Burma such as LTK’s “Burma’s Secret War”, Noun & Kane’s “Free Burma” and Punkgod’s “Happy Birthday to Aung San Suu Kyi”. Another Burmese connection is Underflow whose lead singer is from Burma. The CD is a wonderful show of Taiwanese support for the Burmese freedom struggle and a great collection of music by Taiwanese musicians. Details of where to buy the CD are here.

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Comment from Neil Wade
Time June 20, 2009 at 10:22 am

Great coverage David. Nice to see you there. Sorry we didn’t have time to talk more, but “that guy” forced us to run away!

Comment from David Reid
Time June 20, 2009 at 11:42 am

Neil, you certainly met a crazy one there. I also had to leave quickly so no worries.

Comment from roentarre
Time June 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm

It is really a sad news to see that Burma democracy movement is being compromised due to the interference of army forces.

The biggest irony is the imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi who actually won a Nobel Peace Prize to be paralysed for the righteous cause

Comment from cfimages
Time June 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Good report from the concert. So what’s this about a crazy guy? What happened after I left?

Comment from David Reid
Time June 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Craig, just some guy who was either drunk or mad ranting on about something to Neil and Stu. Look forward to seeing your photos of the concert.