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Japanese website NHK World releases a documentary on Myanmar’s punk scene

The NHK World (a Japanese international broadcasting service) website has released a 30 minute documentary detailing the rise of the punk scene in south-east Asian nation Myanmar. You can watch the video in English here.

The description provided for the documentary is as follows: Just 1 year ago in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy led by Aung San Suu Kyi was formally elected, freeing the country from the grip of a 50-year military reign. During the past regime, punk music had emerged as an underground medium to protest the government’s authoritative rule. However, new social problems have grown visible under the current government. In the midst of Yangon’s economic growth, harsh income gaps and joblessness are major obstacles, giving modern punk music a new perspective for their voice of protest. In this episode, we follow the activity of The Rebel Riot, a punk band in Myanmar addressing social issues through song, and working to help the country’s disadvantaged citizens.



Burmese Punks Rebel Riot to tour UK with film screenings

Burmese Street Punks¬†Rebel Riot¬†are coming to the UK after a successful crowdfunding campaign. They will be playing a number of dates with bands such as The Restarts, Conflict, Contempt, Autonomads and more! They will also be screening their film “My Buddha Is Punk”. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Rebel Riot started a local Food Not Bombs group in the capital of Myanmar, Yangon. They often spend nights handing out food to the homeless and also visit schools and other community events. The documentary is about how vocalist Kyaw Kyaw and his friends have been trying to spread the message of punk throughout Myanmar; a country that has been under military rule for many years now.

This may be the only time they get over to the UK so go check them out and support a great band!



Burmese Punks Rebel Riot crowd fund UK tour


Burmese Street Punks Rebel Riot are to bring their Buddhism based political thinking to the UK in the Fall. The band, who founded the Yangon chapter of Food Not Bombs, are looking for funding “to combine a UK tour of their raucous live show with screenings of the film My Buddha is Punk, the story of how Rebel Riot singer, Kyaw Kyaw, and his friends have been trying to spread the the message and the music of punk throughout Myanmar.”

They have 13 days left to raise the final third of the money needed for flights and accomodation for the tour. Details are on the CrowdFunder page.