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Tibet-Australia-2013-eventMelbourne: On the 22nd of November Melbourne Tibetan community held the annual event called "The Tibet Effect" in one of the most beautiful city churches - St. Luke's Hungarian Reformed Church.

The event was organised by Elyjah McLeod, a long time Tibet supporter. He greeted the audience and was pleased to remind gathered crowed that the money collected during this event will go to support the Tibetan Children Village Scholl in Dharamshala.

On such generosity notes, the event started with Tibetan performers and remarkably rich voice owners Tenzing Yeshi and Lhamo Dolma songs accompanied by traditional string instrument drangyen.

Their traditional outfits and the sounds from the rooftop of the world gave a glimpse to an ancient culture. Singers were also joined by Tsering Dhondup who arrived to Australia only six months ago from U-Tsang, Nangchu in the region called Pharda Dew. He surprised the audience with authentic nomadic songs that he learned by listening elders sing.

Alongside Tibetan performers, there were a line of Melbourne's finest musicians and performers. Singers performed their songs mostly in English with a culmination reaching when they applied traditional throat singing technique to the song which no doubt, left the audience in astonishment.

During the break gathered crowed were treated with cupcakes which also had a Tibetan feeling to it – "others before you" written in Tibetan. This motto is the main ideology in TCV School where children are encouraged to care for others as their priority.

Lastly, all Tibetans in the crowed were asked to come forward and sing Tibetan national anthem. There was a great family and unity feeling within the community and such events as "The Tibet Effect" strengthens the ties between those in exile.

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