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Radio Myanmar (Burma)

€ 18.00

LABEL: SUBLIME FREQUENCIES
GENRE: Rock | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. SF044 | YEAR. (2008)

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This entry in the Sublime Frequencies world Radio series -- where the producers simply feature samples of radio programs from shortwave or other sources -- appears at a very strange time in the nation of Myanmar's history: immediately in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, which wiped out tens of thousands of people and left countless others homeless. In fact, as this is being written and the album is on the headphones, it feels completely crazy to listen to music from such a mishmash of Asian cultures being jammed together radio-style. The photograph on the back is of a traffic gridlock that offers a sliver of the complexity of this culture. From funk, country, and folk music to talk shows, commercials, and classical music, Myanmar is reflected as a vibrant, colorful place where culture is as widespread as it is anywhere else.


Notes   Tracklisting
"This is a special opportunity for listeners to delve behind the headlines and into the airwaves; to hear for themselves the sounds, rhythms, and voices of urban Burma's radio experience, unfiltered by the international press or state-spokesmen." - Sublime Frequencies A collection of Burmese radio transmissions recorded in Yangon during March and April of 2007 by Geoff Hawryluk. Additional segments recorded by Alan Bishop 1994-2002.
1   Tatmadaw Army Song (1:31)
2   National Objectives (1:12)
3   Mr. Radio (Playboy Group) (1:24)
4   Commercial For 'American Vision' (0:39)
5   Male Announcer (0:20)
6   Bells (0:19)
7   Classical Music (Female Vocal #11) (2:17)
8   National News In Brief (1:46)
9   Fighting & Drums (0:28)
10   How Many Cheeks Have You Kissed? (Mawrs) (1:48)
11   Commercial For Jewelry Shop (0:34)
12   Commercial For New Album Releases (1:10)
13   Classical Music (Male Vocal #5) (1:35)
14   Classic Rock-Country Oldie (0:35)
15   You Are Listening To Radio Myanmar (0:05)
16   Female Vocal Ballad (3:01)
17   Tribal Drums & Male Vocal (0:49)
18   Classical Music Group (0:39)
19   Weather/English Objectives (3:46)
20   Pop Music (Tin Tin OO) (3:07)
21   Female DJ (0:23)
22   Music Bumper/ English Radio ID (0:46)
23   Harmony Time (0:22)
24   Pop Music Male Vocal (1:00)
25   Win OO (Vocal Song #1) (0:56)
26   Win OO (Vocal Song #2) (1:15)
27   Tag Horn And Drum/Radio ID (0:37)
28   English News (0:58)
29   National Song (Ethnic Communities United) (1:54)
30   Rock Song (1:37)
31   Pop Music (Playboy Thein Than) (1:45)
32   Commercial For Heart Medicine (0:55)
33   Commercial For "CD FM Radio" (1:56)
34   Commercial For Karaoke VCD (0:38)
35   Avril Lavigne Copy Song (1:10)
36   Human Rights (3:46)
37   Pop Music (Htar) (0:39)
38   Drum And Horn (Intro To The News) (0:45)
39   Classical Music Female Vocal #6 (1:09)
40   Commercial For Kids Cough Medicine (0:31)
41   Burmese Objectives Part 1 (0:54)
42   Burmese Objectives Part 2 (2:03)
43   Commercial For Pain Ointment (2:00)
44   Sontawmying (Playboy Thein Than) (4:12)