Tseten Dolma [chinatibetnews.com]
Tseten Dolma, one of the first distinguished modern folk musicians from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, recently received the honorary title of Lifelong Achievement Music Artist.
The 80-year-old singer was born in Shigatse, Tibet, in 1937. In the 1960s, she starred in the musical epic The East Is Red.
Her career experience as a performing artist was closely synchronized with the development of the new socialist Tibet.
For example, her hit singles The Liberated Serfs Raise Their Voices in Songs and Singing a Folk Song for the Party reflected Tibetan people's gratitude to the Party for promoting the peaceful liberation and democratic reform of the region.
After the founding of Tibet Autonomous Region, she released On Golden Hill in Beijing and The Radiance of Chairman Mao to express how happy Tibetan people are about taking part in state and social affairs.
Her song Daughters of a Mother extolled the great unity of different ethnic groups in the country.
China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Chinese Musicians Association selects every two years one or two recipients of the Lifelong Achievement Music Artist title from the country's leading artists who are older than 80 and who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.
(Source: chinatibetnews.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)