We’ve been looking around all day for a video of Björk’s final song Declare Independence at her Shanghai concert and here it is! [Click here for another alternative video] Björk chanted “Tibet, Tibet” not once, but thrice, before yelling out “Raise your flag” again and again in a crescendo that made the crowd completely ecstatic (presumably because half of them didn’t understand what she was saying?). A scan of Baidu News reports on the concert continues to show ZERO mention of the incident, so it is likely that a news embargo has been imposed. Even among the English-language mainstream media, the story is slowly gaining currency. Only two more newswires covered the incident yesterday: AP and the Press Association. We don’t know if and when the tipping point will be reached, but when that does happen, one can expect Xinhua to publish commentaries denouncing Bjork for “greatly hurting the feelings of 1.3 billion Chinese”.
Previously on Shanghaiist
Did Björk actually root for Tibetan independence in her Shanghai concert?
Björk in Shanghai: Our thoughts, your thoughts