March 28, 2010, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Burma

The modern songs are quite varied, incorporating western musical elements and instruments to different degrees, sometimes shifting between western and Burmese styles within one song. I have examples of songs recorded in a western idiom on one side and continued in a Burmese idiom on the flipside.

Here’s one which is relatively traditional in instrumentation, with hne (oboe), pa’ wain (tuned drum circle), si’ wain (gong circle), patala (xylophone).

Here’s Thet Htar by the singing Htar, a love song dedicated to soldiers on the Padaytha label of the 1940s.

>Padaytha DP117, 1064

Thanks again to Su Wai for translation!


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: