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Iggy Pop, Patti Smith jam for Tibet

Iggy Pop was among the music stars who took to the stage at a special concert for Tibet.

The singer-songwriter performed tracks such as Sister Midnight and Nightclubbing at the 24th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House US, a non-profit organisation charged with preserving Tibetan culture.

Iggy earned cheers and applause as he entertained the crowd with his wild dance moves.

"Good to see you! I needed this," he told the crowd at the 2,800-seat Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York.

New Order stars Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman also took part in the concert, and American indie rockers The National performed three songs.

Patti Smith sang with her band, opening her set by paying tribute to the late Lou Reed with Perfect Day.

"We would like to dedicate this song to Lou's most wonderful wife, Laurie," she said. She ended with her hand in the air, saying: "Thank you, Lou."

Patti closed the show with Iggy, New Order, The National and others with People Have The Power.

As she was joined onstage by the night's performers, she yelled to the crowd: "Don't forget it - use your voice."

Iggy and Patti are regular performers at the annual benefit concert for Tibet, which is ruled by China.

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