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Music Festival 2017 hits four cities this month

The Myanmar Music Festival 2017 will be held in four cities, Ooreedo Myanmar announced at its Yangon office on Monday.

Organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, the festival will comprise concerts at Myitkyina town hall in Kachin State on June 9, at Myanmar Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw on June 11, at the National Theatre in Mandalay on June 13 and at the National Theatre in Yangon on June 18.

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Hip hop giants to play Yangon

Nelly, Grammy award winner, Soulja Boy, Grammy shortlisted American rapper, and CL, Korean pop singer, will appear at the UnDerDawg Festival in Yangon on June 12 in the Bhumi events park.

The performers will visit Shwedagon Pagoda and other places of interest. The festival was delayed from May because Nelly was unavailable.

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Concerts planned for rainy season

Concerts involving a line-up of singers and bands are planned for some of the big cities.

“There will be music concerts in the rainy season. In particular, there will be more in the early part of the season. We will arrange a music tour which will include four or five singers,” a music tour organiser said.

Singer Wai La said: “I will be involved in the music tour, which will go to many cities. I love music tours since we go with our band.”

Art prizes presented at Bogyoke Market

In commemoration of the centennial of Myanmar’s drawing past, artist Maung Maung Thien of Pathein gave a talk on drawing at the Myanmar Artists Association headquarters in Bogyoke Market on May 28.

At the same time, a prize presentation ceremony was held for artist Zwe Yan Naing, who recently won a prize in Taiwan.

Iron Cross to play a concert in Singapore

One of the famous music bands of Myanmar “Iron Cross” (IC) will hold a music concert in Singapore on June 25.

Together with the band, vocalists from Iron Cross Ah Nge, lay Phjyu, Myo Gyi and Wai Wai will participate in the concert. The concert will be held in Fort Gate in Singapore.

Tickets are being sold and those who buy tickets before June 11 will get a discount as well as a t-shirt.

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Reaction to the movie ‘Sweet Revenge’, now showing in cinemas, has been huge. The story involves a youthful love triangle in which Shwe Hmone Yati’s character is the childhood girlfriend of a boy who loves music. She leaves him to follow her future plans. However, when she meets him years later, the boy has found true love. And she is jealous.

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‘In Exile’ documentary to screen at Korean film festival

The documentary ‘In Exile’, focusing on migrants from Myanmar in other countries, will be screened at a film festival in South Korea from May 26 to 30.

Director Tin Win Naing said: “The movie is based on Myanmar migrants in Thailand, when I was in Thailand. I had to take time three years to create this movie. I’m glad this movie is being shown abroad. The movie tells about Myanmar migrants who do not know and cannot ask about their rights in other countries.”

Yangon to host human rights film festival

The fifth Human Rights Dignity Film Festival will open in Yangon on June 14.

The films will be screened at four cinemas, in Waziya, Nay Pyi Taw, Junction Square and Junction Maw Tin.

Some 35 works out of 50 are from local filmmakers, with 19 documentaries and 14 short movies.

During the festival, which ends on June 19, audiences can meet with and chat to the movie makers.