ACID – Myanmar’s hip hop godfathers – to reunite at the Clubhouse tonight

Three of the founding fathers of Burmese hip hop are putting on a rare performance tonight of the music that got them to the top of the charts, the chopping block of the censorship board, and ultimately the inside of a prison. ACID is credited with releasing Myanmar’s first hip hop album, written during one ...

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Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

Monsoon Madness gets nationalist rebranding after DJs pull out

The organizers of the Monsoon Madness Music Festival have confirmed that all four of the original international acts on their lineup have pulled out. In an attempt to salvage...

International DJs remove Myanmar festival from tour schedules

International DJs remove Myanmar festival from tour schedules

In the past 24 hours, two international DJs who were scheduled to headline at the upcoming Monsoon Madness Music Festival in Yangon have removed the festival from their tour...

Check out this useful map to plan your perfect Fête de la Musique

Check out this useful map to plan your perfect Fête de la Musique

Yangon’s Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) is closing out its two-month celebration of French culture this weekend with a day-long, citywide music festival that will include...

BOSSYxx is fighting the gender imbalance in Myanmar’s music scene

BOSSYxx is fighting the gender imbalance in Myanmar’s music scene

“When you think about a Myanmar musician, what do you see?” asks a new promotional video released by BOSSYxx – an initiative that seeks to support the ambitions of woman...

Early bird tickets for Myanmar’s largest K-Pop festival on sale tomorrow night

Early bird tickets for Myanmar’s largest K-Pop festival on sale tomorrow night

Get ready, K-Pop fans — according to the KPOP Festival in Myanmar Facebook page, early bird tickets for the country’s largest K-Pop festival of the year will be on sale...

Dying to see Joss Stone this weekend? Here’s all the information you need.

Dying to see Joss Stone this weekend? Here’s all the information you need.

English singer-songwriter Joss Stone is about to embark on a very short southeast Asian tour at the start of next month, and it includes a date in Myanmar! On March 4, Stone will...

Watch this kid (attempt to) rave at 808 Festival while his mother chaperones

Watch this kid (attempt to) rave at 808 Festival while his mother chaperones

If you live in Yangon and are a fan of EDM music — which we realize is about 90% of Yangonites — then you were probably at the 808 Festival this past weekend with your...

Proceeds from Lay Phyu’s new single will go towards rebuilding structures in Bagan destroyed by earthquake

Proceeds from Lay Phyu’s new single will go towards rebuilding structures in Bagan destroyed by earthquake

Earlier this year, a 6.8 magnitude stuck central Myanmar. One of the areas that was hit the hardest was the city of Bagan, where hundreds of its ancient pagodas and stupas were...

5 reasons why Singapore’s Fort Canning Park rocks the spot as the venue for the upcoming Neon Lights music festival

5 reasons why Singapore’s Fort Canning Park rocks the spot as the venue for the upcoming Neon Lights music festival

Overlooking Singapore’s downtown sprawl, Fort Canning Park is undoubtably the bossest option for outdoor events in Lion City. As we’re sure you’re well aware, it will soon...


 

Coconuts Yangon Music

Perhaps a legacy of all those years under strict military rule, punk rock is a huge movement in Myanmar. Check out Rebel Riot and Side Effect, whose songs address some of the country's most pressing social issues. Hip-hop is steadily on the rise, with many rappers competing for the nation’s affection and respect. Check out Coconuts Yangon to find out who you should be listening to and why.