Myanmar music industry on the rise

The Myanmar music industry has recently seen a rise in the release of new albums and music video DVDs by popular artists and many more are still to come. Besides, digital single albums are being released one after another on Myanmar Music Store, the country’s first online music store. So, the music industry’s market is on the path to recovery.

Ni Ni Khin Zaw takes a stand against war in new music video

Poster of Ni Ni Khin Zaw’s second album “A Ni Yaung” (Red). (Photo – Supplied)

Pop singer Ni Ni Khin Zaw has released a music video for her song “Ma Lo Chin Bu….Sit” (I Don’t Want War) from her soon-to-be-released album “A Ni Yaung” (Red) on YouTube last Friday.

Interview with Aung Htet

Since entering the Eain Mat Sone Yar (Yar Thet Pan) singing competition, Aung Htet quickly rose to popularity for his talent in rearranging songs under various themes of the competition. After coming a long way, he finally reached his dream of becoming a singer after being named the winner on July 5.

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Singapore movie specialists to open Yangon studio

Singapore-based Stereo Image Studios will team up with a domestic company to offer post-production services for Myanmar’s feature films.

The services offered by Stereo Image include composing film themes, recording background sound, making sound design, recording sound and dialogue on location, dubbing and access to copyrighted songs and music from its library.

Film productions double

This year has seen the number of feature films in production double with many more in the preparation phase to meet the rising market and reforms to the industry that will take effect next year.

Hip hop artist Yè Lay to release first album in two years

Yè Lay (second from left) at the press conference for his latest album “Nauk Ta Khauk”. (Photo - EMG)

Well-known hip hop singer Yè Lay will release his seventh album titled “Nauk Ta Khauk” (“Once More”) on July 12 after a two-year hiatus. 

Film stars lend appeal to an anti-plastic-litter campaign in Bagan

Actress Wutt Hmone Shwe Yee distributes pamphlets to members of the public in Bagan. (Photo – Supplied)

Famous actors Nay Toe, Myint Myat, Yè Aung, and Wutt Hmone Shwe Yee came together to support a campaign to raise public awareness of plastic litter in the Bagan Archeological Zone.  

Shwe Man Chan Thar dance troupe to stage a thrilling performance in Sagaing

Veteran dancer Chan Thar performs at the 80th anniversary celebration of the late Shwe Man Tin Maung. (Photo – EMG)

Shwe Man Chan Thar, a renowned dance troupe, will perform at a ceremony to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of Sagaing at the end of this month.

“We are very proud to participate in this celebration. This is a unique celebration of Sagaing so we will focus on giving special performances related to Sagaing.  A play will be arranged by Ko Nan Win as part of our performances,” said Chan Thar, a member of the dance troupe.

Like father, like son

Up-and-coming animator Aw Pe Kyal, Nyan Kyal Say won the March 13 Award at the Third Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival last month for his three-minute-long animated film. “I Wanna Go to School” zooms in on the issue of children’s rights violations in Myanmar shamed by the sordid realities of child trafficking, child labour and child solders. He’s a medical student and an animator whose lifelong interest in cartoon art has been shaped by his acclaimed cartoonist father.

Harnessing the power of giving

Philanthropy has enthralled Khin Hnin Kyi Thar since her childhood as a family value passed down by her parents. As a journalist, she and her colleagues founded the “Individual Philanthropists Network” that extols the virtues of philanthropy in the country. 

Her philanthropic work won her the special Citizen of Burma Award last year while her life story inspired a novel by Lin Kar Yi Kyaw. The young woman speaks to Myanmar Eleven about the social implications of philanthropic giving.