Traditional music of Myanmar no longer needs to suffer the fate of fading into the past. Well-known singer, composer, and conductor D Yar Mo has joined hands with a Japanese label to produce a collection showcasing rare old music in contemporary formats.
Shwedagon, the iconic symbol of Yangon, has been uniquely depicted by artist Pe Nyunt Wai for the Monsoon Art Festival 2015, which includes a wide variety of artworks over its three-month span. His ninth solo exhibition, aptly titled Shwedagon, opened on August 28 and is on display through September 1 at Yangon Gallery.
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.
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.
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
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.