Entertainment

Francophonie festival to be held

A festival celebrating the French language and culture will be held in Yangon on February 11.

The festival, called Francophonie,  will feature a French symphony and have support from the University of Cultural and Arts. The event will take place at the French Cultural Centre.

The aim of holding Francophonie is to bring people together and promote opportunities for closer relations between the French and Myanmar peoples.

Interview with Kyar Pauk

Big Bag’s new album ‘WOC – Weapons of Choice’ has been recorded in Sweden and it will be launched in Myanmar and internationally soon. The vocalist Kyar Pauk sings song predominately in English. He is also a music producer of The X Factor Myanmar and the song ‘Kyawe’ composed by him was hit among youths recently. 
 
Q: I would like to know the update of your new album recorded in Sweden. 

Japan-Myanmar Festival to be held in February

The 2017 Japan-Myanmar Festival will be held on February 4 in Shwe Htut Tin grounds in Yangon.

Myanmar film to be shown on Inside Lens

A Myanmar documentary film titled “Border Boy” will be shown on the Inside Lens program, which spotlights remarkable Asian films, on NHK Channel on December 12.  It was directed by Sein Hylan Tun. 

Mingalarpar Festival will attract French and Myanmar artists

The Mingalarpar Festival, which will see the participation of more than 100 French and Myanmar artists, is being held in Yangon starting Friday. The festival will be held in public areas such as the Botahtaung, Dala and Wahtan jetties, Maha Bandoola Park, the Mayaynigone overpass and the People’s Square.

Winter birds attract visitors in Moeyungyi

More visitors are going to Moeyungyi Inn Sanctuary to see the snow bird migrations.
 
Winter birds from northern areas of the world fly south due to food shortage and serious weather. Due Moeyungyi Inn’s climate and vegetation, approximately 20,000 birds fly there every year. 
 

Hang Kang’s The Vegetarian to be launched in Ygn soon

The Man Booker International 2016 award-winning book “The Vegetarian” by South Korean author Han Kang, which was translated by Thintlu in Myanmar, will be published in December by Ngadoh Sarpay publishing house.

Comedian reflects on public suffering

Yangon - For many decades, Myanmar’s comedians have used their spaces, limited as they were, to reflect on the country’s political situation, personalities, and public sentiments.
 
It would be an exaggeration to say that comedians played a watchdog role on freedom of speech as it was by and large suppressed. But satiric shows of state mismanagement did come through – humorously and full of cynicism.

Memory Film Festival to open in Yangon next month

Yangon, October 24

Singer Aung Yin to stage concert on October 22

A stage show titled "Aung Yin-32" will be held at the National Theatre in Yangon on October 22. Singer Aung Yin will be accompanied by the Evening Star Music Band at the show.

Zaw Paing, R-Zarni, Phyo Pyae Sone, Wai Su Khine Thein and Irene Zin Mar Myint will also perform at the concert, which is organised by Shwesin Entertainment.

VIP tickets cost Ks 50,000, and other tickets are sold for Ks 40,000, Ks 30,000, Ks 20,000 and Ks 10,000.

This is Aung Yin's second concert as a headliner. His first show was in March 2016.