The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pulling art up by the roots

A Mandalay artist fuses traditional sculpting and painting into something new – and has been doing so, during evenings and weekends, for more than 30 years

 

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Hip-hop that should be stopped

The first time I listened to the song “Last Chance” on Yone Lay’s album Gangster Life, I thought something was seriously amiss with my stereo system.

 

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The Scottish Play hits the stage in Yangon

With a cast of hundreds and a bit of imagination, Yangon schoolchildren bring Shakespeare to life.

 

 

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Busts of champions past help kick off SEA Games

As a tribute to Myanmar’s sporting greats, sculptor Kyaw Kyaw Min and painter Shwe Myint are depicting gold medallists from past SEA Games.

 

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New photo-book captures a moment in time

Renowned international photographers collaborated with their local counterparts to produce 7 Days in Myanmar: a stunning collection of images shot across the country. 

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Chill Session impressive with debut effort

Four of Myanmar’s best rappers have joined forces to form the hip-hop super-group Chill Session, which last month released their debut album titled Wi Thay Tha (Extraordinary).

 

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Jam It blazes a trail on the road to Mandalay

Despite a near-total lack of viable venues and prohibitive licensing costs, Myanmar's underground music scene is slowly coming into its own.

 

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Evening of words returns to Yangon

National Literature Awards grants lifetime achievement awards to unprecedented three writers

 

 

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A century apart, two Germans photograph Myanmar

This Yangon exhibition pairs photos from 1911 with others taken during the past three years.

 

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Coming home for Kahtein

Kahtein celebrations are often associated with Buddhism, but for many it is a tradition based largely on family, writes Than Naing Soe.

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