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.

Interview with actress Shwe Hmone Yati about popular new movie ‘Sweet Revenge’

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.

Q: You were in villain in ‘Sweet Revenge’. Did you worry about that character?

‘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.

FEATURE: Elderly artist jazzes up Hanoi alleyway

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - For the last 10 years Cao Chi Thinh has worked to liven up the area around his home. The murals he has created are an attempt to teach valuable lessons, and have a bit of fun.

If you live in Hanoi, you may already be familiar with the city’s dirty public walls, which are often covered with graffiti and scraps of advertisements, tainting the face of the capital.

Interview with Sai Sai Kham Leng

Sai Sai Kham Leng’s new movie ‘Sweet Revenge’ was shown in cinemas in Yangon on Friday.

The singer and actor was excited about viewers’ response to his new film. Eleven Media to the star about his current activities.

I’ve learnt that you were very interested in the story of ‘Sweet Revenge’. Can you tell me how you prepared for it?

Movie about former political prisoner to be staged at HR Dignity Film Festival

A movie, named Burma Story, about Aung Pwint, a former political prisoner as well as a poet, is going to be staged at the Human Right and Dignity Film Festival which will be held on June 14 to 19.

The film was directed by Petr Lom and Cotinne Van Egeraat. Aung Pwint is now 70 years old.

Rai fu jin Ninja to stage in Myanmar

Three Iga Ninjas will come to Myanmar and show their Ninjutsu abilities, one of the several original skills of Ninja. These events will be held in Yangon on May 21 and Mandalay on May 23.

“With the aim of sharing Japanese culture in Myanmar, we will invite a Ninja team from Japan and hold events in prominent cities around Myanmar. Viewers can enjoy their performance and at the same time also learn from their Ninja skills. The shows are free of charge,” said a representative from Japan Culture House.