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.

You're never too old to roll, says 92-year-old gymnast

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - World's oldest gymnast tells seniors to keep moving to stay fit and healthy

In the middle of a Marina Bay Sands ballroom stood an unusual contraption - two 1.6m-high parallel bars.

Thanakha: A tree, a cosmetic, a charm

No censorship for Thingyan chants in Ayeyawady Region

Ayeyawady – Groups of Thingyan singing chanter in Ayeyawady Region do not need to the regional government about censorship, according to the Ayeyawady Region City Development minister Kyaw Myint. 
The regional government allows chanting group freely, but demands certain responsibilities from them. 

Myanmar Idol winner to be announced on March 25

The final leg of Myanmar Idol Season 2 will be held on March 25, with the top two finalists - Thar Nge and Billy La Min Aye. One of the two will become Myanmar Idol after competing against each other with their selected songs.

Art exhibition of Myanmar and Dutch artists held

Under the arrangement of New Zero Art Space Gallery, an art exhibition jointly involving Myanmar and Dutch artists is being held at the New Zero Art Space-2 gallery from February 17th to 27

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.