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Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith and More Play Tibet Benefit Concert

The 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit COncert ended with a collaborative version of "People Have the Power." Photo by Tracy Ketcher
The 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit COncert ended with a collaborative version of “People Have the Power.” Photo by Tracy Ketcher

The stage was Carnegie Hall stage was packed for the  24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, where a host of artist and celebrities performed for a sold out crowd. 

The night was marked by unusual collaborations and duets. Iggy Pop and members of New Order played together;  Sufjan Stevens contributed vocals for the National; and the National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner joined forces with composer Philip Glass for a piano duet for Glass’ “The Chase.” Patti Smith & Her Band and Robert Randolph also performed. All of the musical acts joined up for the finale, a version of Smith’s “People Have the Power.” 

Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Uma Thurman and Peter Sarsgaard were named honorary chairpersons for the charity.

Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987. 

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