Musical Arts Society Opening Event
Melodies of the
August 29, 2010
Academy Zaw Myo Htut (Left)
Legendary Myanmar Singer Khin Maung Toe (Right)
at "Khin Maung Toe and Musical Evening" in San Francisco on Jan
နယူးေယာက္ ျမန္မာ မိသားစု
(ျမန္မာအက) ႏွင့္ ေတးသံရွင္ ရတနာဦး
Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State and the architect of the
Myanmar Democracy reform
Dr. Zaw Min Oo,
the President of the Myanmar American Musical Arts Society
anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union
ေဖ်ာ္ေျဖေနစဥ္ (Dec 30, 2012)
Traditional Dance by Hnin Haymar
"Khin Maung Toe and Musical Evening" in San Francisco on Jan
Traditional Dance by Maung Maung Myint Swe
Musical Arts Society performed
traditional dance on Buddha Day at United Nation, New York in 2010
American Medical Education Society
2010 Annual Gala Dinner on December 18, 2010
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Myanmar American Musical Arts Society
Opening ceremony and fundraising events
Melodies of the Century, music by
Sandaya Aung Win and Yadana Oo, dance by Hnin Haymar,
presented by Dr. Zaw Min Oo,
president of Myanmar American Musical Arts Society, New York.
Myanmar American Musical Arts Society
provides enriching Myanmar musical experiences for people of all ages and
This society was founded in 2010 by a group of Myanmar Americans to promote our Myanmar culture and
arts and educate the masses of our heritage through Myanmar music. We can
distinguish ourselves as Myanmar Americans rather than a relatively unknown part
of Asian Americans in the United States by exhibiting our culture's music and
dance. We believe that Myanmar music is representative of the Myanmar-American
heritage, and it is important for us to maintain and promote Myanmar music
especially its continued existence for future generations.
The founders of the society believe the art of music and dance is an
international language. Even vocal music, despite its language barrier, can
relate to the audience through the many emotions evoked from the numerous
components of a song. Therefore, the society will not only focus on Myanmar
American artists, but is also willing to promote any musicians who wish to
perform Myanmar musical arts. The society is proud to help bridge the gap
between Myanmar music and contemporary music.
Due to the growing interest in Myanmar music and culture internationally at
present time, the society is organizing the talented Myanmar artists and Myanmar
music lovers to fulfill the needs.
There are many instruments
created by ancient Myanmar natives more than hundreds of years ago such as
Myanmar Harp, Myanmar Xylophone, Drum Circus, Myanmar flute, and Brass
Gongs. For example, there are only two to three Myanmar flutists are alive
at present time. If no one is able to learn to play the Myanmar flute
or the other Myanmar instruments, it will very soon become a lost art form.
Currently, there are very small
numbers of talented Myanmar musicians and traditional dancers left in
Myanmar. Out of those artists, most of them are aging and few are actively
performing to maintain Myanmar music and traditional dance.
Myanmar traditional musicians,
especially retired musicians, have difficulty supporting themselves in
Myanmar. Our society will donate to these artists with needs. The society
will works hard to accomplish its mission with your enthusiastic support.
Myanmar American Musical Society performed Myanmar traditional dance on
Buddha Day at United Nation, New York
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Purpose of Myanmar American Musical Arts Society
1. To promote Myanmar music and traditional dance in the United States, and
2. To provide opportunities for recognition of outstanding Myanmar musicians in
the United States.
3. To encourage young Myanmar American artists to prevent the loss of
traditional Myanmar music and dance.
4. To share our culture through our distinguishing music and dance.
5. To lobby for stronger copyrights protection for music artists in Myanmar.