The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Israeli musician’s musical journey brings him to Myanmar

As a child, Tal Kravitz suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) – a condition which makes focusing for long periods challenging – and was unable to concentrate on his schoolwork. He dreamed of becoming a musician and travelling the world, but there was just one problem: He didn’t know how to play any instruments.

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Subterranean explorations

Myanmar’s caves are among the world’s least-explored. But for the past six years, a team of international explorers has been mapping a stunning geology unknown to those above, unlocking its secrets while also ensuring it remains in a pristine state.

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Hunting for a hidden gem

Even for the most seasoned shoppers, souvenir-hunting in Myanmar can be an arduous task. But look beyond the usual herds of wooden elephants, gaudy puppets and tacky wall hangings, and you might just find a hidden gem.

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Dealing with the dead

Why working with the deceased is more than just a dead-end job

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Warning: This movie is not for the paranoid

Ever get that feeling that you’re being watched? If so, you might want to give this month’s Rangoon Tea House movie a miss. The more compos mentis among you, however, should make haste and book a table for the August 30 screening of creepy 1998 hidden-camera classic The Truman Show

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Tradition meets pride at festival of the nat spirits

Moved by the violent whirlwind of Wargaung, the Ayeyarwady River comes alive with waves. During this August season, gloomy Taungbyone – just off the Mandalay-Madaya highway – also comes alive with colourful people and vehicles from across Myanmar.

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Local rapper X-Box faces drugs charge

Well-known Myanmar rap artist X-Box is among four people to be charged after police discovered drugs in their vehicle during a routine inspection on August 18.

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Healing trauma with art

An eight-year-old boy from the delta town of Laputta where Cyclone Nargis hit was mute after his mother was killed by Nargis.

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When words fail, art speaks

A new collection of refugee children’s art gives a victim’s-eye view of the decades of terror inflicted on ethnic families by Myanmar’s military

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Drenched in creativity, Monsoon Art Festival returns to Yangon

Mark your calendars: The Monsoon Art Festival 2015 will be held at Yangon Gallery from August 28 to October 28, featuring a wide range of exhibitions and other events aimed at exposing local audiences to the work of talented artists.

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