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Q&A: Artist Mon Halsey

Transforming waste into art has been the niche of Mon Halsey, 39, for years. She has held five solo exhibitions featuring her artwork and also hosts a program on...

Irish musicians thrill at Music for Myanmar

Irish musicians performed at a charity concert in Yangon that raised funds for disadvantaged, deaf and orphaned children on Friday (September 14). Organized by non-profit charity Link for Aid, “A...

Celebrating International Literacy Day

The world celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8 and to mark the occasion our intern Jessica Liang has listed some of the all-time greats in Myanmar literature. Dagon Taya,...

The Indian restaurant-cum-nightclub that Yangon has been waiting for

A two-floored bar with the interior of a grungy club and the kitchen of a top Indian restaurant is set to spice up Yangon’s nightlife scene. Fire and Ice opened...

Rangoon Rhythm: Hip hop star Jimmy Jacobs

Young Myanmar people call it “old school” now, but in the mid 1990s and 2000s the pioneering beats of Myo Kyawt Myaing and hip hop group Acid were fresh,...

Rangoon Rhythm: The Reasonabilists

An antidote to the EDM epidemic sweeping across Myanmar is a nascent indie scene, a small bunch of bands penning original tracks for a growing audience. One of the bands,...

The sculptor carving roots into art

Three sets of striking tables and chairs sit unassumingly outside a restaurant on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Each set is raised about a foot from the ground...

Rangoon Rhythm: Gabriel

Soul music consolidates components of African-American gospel music, musicality and blues and jazz. Although not widely popular in Myanmar, the genre is gradually finding its way into Yangon bars. “Gabriel...

Q&A: The Mystery of Burma director Arkar

A slew of young filmmakers have shaken up the Myanmar film industry so far this year, with social media playing a key part in spreading and promoting their work. One...

Goethe Villa reopens with music and film program

For the past 18 months architects, engineers, technicians and hundreds of craftsmen have renovated the old Goethe Villa on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road from the ground up and have...

Rangoon Rhythm: Where is Charlie?

Usually whipping up cocktails and charming patrons in Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge. The 27-year-old Swiss artist Charles-David Hay started his bar managing and music career in Myanmar at...

3-ACT Cinema magazine launch @ The Secretariat

New cinema magazine 3-ACT launched at Yangon's Secretariat on Sunday (May 27). The launch included a discussion on the current situation and directions of Myanmar cinema with a group...

International art exhibition to show at Yangon’s Secretariat

A traveling art exhibition celebrating the diversity of Asia-Pacific will showcase at the historic Secretariat in Yangon in June. Featuring South and Southeast Asian artists, A beast, a god and...

Myanmar DJ ace: ‘This country needs copyright laws’

About three years ago, Myanmar fell in love with the thump thump of electronic dance music (EDM). In the first of a new series exploring the country's music scenes,...

Documenting Myanmar’s forgotten cinemas

The first films publically screened in Myanmar in the 1920s were black and white and silent films. Fast forward to the Myanmar of the 1950s, 60s and 70s and...