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There''s a big girl travelling to Myanmar....... Now I know what it's like to be a big girl in Southeast Asia. Is it possible for everyone to exchange their experience of being a great westernist in a country with small population? I' d like to see some more secluded parts of Myanmar. I' d like to know if there are any weight-limited travelling experience I should be planning.
I am not very good at climbing or climbing steps ("knee injury"). So, are there a few pages I need to take with me on a cane?
Burma's first girl band crosses borders
When there is a clear signal that Burma is in the middle of a change in politics and culture, it is in its musical world. It was under decade-long army domination and its own nation hesitated to oppose leader for the fear of violent consequences. May recognized a gap in the country's musical life and joined forces with Burma based musical maker Moe Kyaw, and the two began to talk about founding the country's first girl group.
and 120 young ladies showed up. All of the women had a university education that ranged from computer sciences to Russian. Her bandname: Tiger Gal. They made their first song, a album of the Jordanian rap artist Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning", which they released during the Thingyan Festival, Burma's New Year Festival, in front of 3,000 spectators in Mandalay.
May remembers that the public was appalled at first by the presence of five young women who sang a mixture of British and Myanmar texts and danced in ways that ran counter to the country's conservatism. Nevertheless the winnings were hard to grasp, so that the group broke the connection to Moe after one year and when Me N Ma Gal's (a piece about "Myanmar Girls") reappeared.
Her plans: to create inventive music and to move the borders of the country's official censors, which regulate practically everything: outfits, texts, dancing movements, video, the title of the music. "Htike-Htike, a quietly talking Me N Ma girl with blond longhairs and fake lashes, says "We were just too different" during a pause between practice in the dilapidated stockholders' building in downtrodden Yangon in May.
In addition, by composing genuine songs, the young ladies reduced their chance of winning supporters for shows and merchandising. According to bandmember Ah Moon, whose stripes in the black and white believe in their tradition of education, there was no cash in the album. All of the young ladies had daily work; one worked as a designer, the other as a zoomologist.
Mays helped the group to secure a practice room where they would meet five times a week. 3. Her mix of West African popular and Myanmar traditions began with a certain number of young, open-minded children. We Won't Give Up" is a track about stamina and girlhood. The majority of the tracks are in English and Myanmar.
Mingala-Ba", a tune that contrasts the Burmese with ordinary Burmese music. "Other melodies are becoming more political: "Come Back Home" is about Burma's escapees, many of whom still live in Thailand and elsewhere. Usually the video is temporary and hacked off, with women changing between old-fashioned costumes and insightful dancing floors looks, fuel tanks and lederhosen - characteristic of the West, but still classy in Burma.
The Burmese Water Festival, a ceremony in the new capitol, Nay Pyi Taw, last April, was a big-break. Acting President Thein Sein was sitting and watching the group on the scene as a lot of people were dancing and hammering behind trigger-happy warriors. Last weekend, Aung San Suu Kyi, a former leader of the European Union, won an unparalleled parliamentary chair.
These young members of the group set off for a land that is still secluded from the rest of the worid, where the kids stay at home until they get married and usually only receive a high level training before they are sent to work.