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Articles and reviews about art & culture in Yangon

Korean art troupe bring renowned show to Yangon

In an eclectic explosion of colors and sounds, the Korean Traditional Music Association staged its first ever performance in Yangon. Organized by the Korean Association...

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...

Photography exhibition celebrates Myanmar’s old doors

It was about a decade ago, in the Yangon drizzle, that Julian Ray came upon a beautiful blue door. He stabilized his camera 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Exploring the Ayeyarwady river

Barry J Atkinson discusses life on the Ayeyarwady River. Photography by the writer. There are few final frontiers left in the world that remain unexplored....