How many more people will continue to sacrifice their lives for freedom and justice? What does it take for people to remove their hatred and prejudices, and to learn to forgive and love one another?
For years, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated her life to try to teach us about justice, love, and peace. Two years ago, the people of Burma joined hands and voiced their frustration during the Saffron Revolution, risking their lives to oppose the uncompromising, merciless junta. With their voices and actions, they have impressed us all on the universal desire for democracy and freedom.
The Taiwan Free Burma Network (TFBN) has always acted as a force to unite Taiwan’s civil society. It has actively served to support our brothers and sisters in Burma who still live under the shadow of fear and oppression.
This year, the TFBN has compiled a music collection from like-minded artists and friends to dedicate the album “Free Burma” for those held in captive in Burma. Through their lyrics and melodies, we hope our message of LOVE and PEACE will continue to spread, and to give hope to people who continue to live in oppression. This music collection is an impressive collaboration among artists working for independent music in Taiwan.
We hope that through this special collection, people will become aware of the injustices in Burma and elsewhere. We hope that we can join forces to achieve real democracy and human rights one day in Burma. We shall answer Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s call, by using our liberty to help those who still live without it.
Through our music, we hope to pass along our wishes and support for those still living in fear and oppression. We hope that our action will provide a glimmer of hope to those who are forced to become child soldiers, to those who are imprisoned for their opinions and dreams, and to those who are deprived of their liberty and happiness. We hope that one day, all of them will find a way back home.
The following artists made their contributions,
1. Loh Tsui Kweh Commune《Burma’s Secret War》
2. Chairman《The Heart Sutra》
3. Kou Chou Ching《Civil Revolt Part 1》
4. Noun& KANE《Free Burma》
6. Chang Jui-chuan《Freedom Zen Dub》
7. Tieh Chih& Blaire Ko《A Golden Flower》
9. PUNKGOD《Happy Birthday to Aung San Suu Kyi》
10. Freewillband《Child Soldiers》
11. Underflow《Ten Years Old》
12. The Village Armed Young《Flower of Freedom》
13. Indulge《I Have an Egg》