Local artisans recently showed off their handmade, Southeast Asian Games-inspired creations at a gift show, commissioned by the government to get the public excited for next month’s festivities.
New singer Lone Lone broke into the local music scene in early October with the release of her debut album, titled Nin Thi Tek Ta Nae (A day you know my feeling), featuring a hefty 18 tracks of soft rock and electro-pop.
The debut solo concert of Lin Lin – one of Myanmar’s most famous and beloved popular singers – drew a slightly older and mellow audience recently in Kandawgyi Myawsin Island in Yangon.
Responding to the theme, ‘If the World Changed’, two Myanmar installation artists were commissioned to feature their work at the Singapore Biennale 2013
Sikh-American filmmaker Valarie Kaur, who produced the documentary Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath, gave a lecture on building a groundswell for peace at the American Center in Yangon on October 29, narrating her adventures in the wake of 9/11.
“Comedians in Myanmar spend all their lives making other people laugh, but they end up being the ones to struggle financially in their lives,” says Dain Daung, a popular comedian and chairman of the Myanmar Comedians Association.