Category Archives: Myanmar

Limited edition Burmese-language Wu-Tang Clan t-shirts

A flip of the classic W logo, the script is the Burmese transliteration of “Wu Tang Clan”

This limited run of hand screen-printed t-shirts was done as a fundraiser to cover web-hosting costs for The Archive of Southeast Asian Music.

The t-shirts are $20.00 each + $10.00 for shipping to anywhere in the world (2-4 weeks to arrive).

Show your support for the ASEAM site by purchasing a t-shirt by emailing us at aseam(dot)info(at)gmail(dot)com or through our Big Cartel page at archiveofsoutheastasianmusic.bigcartel.com

If you would like to order more than one t-shirt, please email us for a combined shipping quote.

The t-shirts are 100% cotton, and are available in MEDIUM, LARGE and X-LARGE. See the detailed t-shirt measurements below:

X-LARGE T-Shirt
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (across the front): 22 inches
Underarm seam to underarm seam (across the front): 23 ¼ inches
Sleeve length (top): 9 ¼ inches
Sleeve length (bottom): 5 ¼ inches
Back top of collar to bottom of hem: 31 ¼ inches

LARGE T-Shirt
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (across the front): 21 ½ inches
Underarm seam to underarm seam (across the front): 22 ¼ inches
Sleeve length (top): 8 inches
Sleeve length (bottom): 5 inches
Back top of collar to bottom of hem: 30 inches

MEDIUM T-Shirt
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam (across the front): 17 ½ inches
Underarm seam to underarm seam (across the front): 19 ¾ inches
Sleeve length (top): 8 ½ inches
Sleeve length (bottom): 4 ¾ inches
Back top of collar to bottom of hem: 25 ¾ inches

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“Exhibition Offers Sounds, Sights From the Golden Triangle” (Irrawaddy Magazine, December 18, 2015)

ASEAM’s own Sam Cartmell recently visited an exhibition called “Cultural Crossroads of the Golden Triangle” put together by Tribal Music Asia founder Victoria Vorreiter. Please read the article from The Irrawaddy Magazine below:

“Exhibition Offers Sounds, Sights From the Golden Triangle”

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — It’s the culmination of Victoria Vorreiter’s 10 years documenting ethnic minority music and culture in the region where Burma, Thailand, China and Laos meet—a new exhibition titled “Cultural Crossroads of the Golden Triangle,” now showing at Chiang Mai University in northern Thailand.

Vorreiter, a classically trained violinist, was originally drawn to the unique music emanating from the highlands of Southeast Asia. She was fascinated with how traditional music of the region encapsulated all aspects of the people’s lived experiences and served as a vessel to transfer oral history from one generation to another. “I was interested in documenting the traditional music, which goes beyond the music that we know in the West, because being peoples who have an oral heritage, [their music] connects the very first ancestors to the present generation,” she tells The Irrawaddy.

“In this exhibit I’ve extended the musical traditions into the way that people dress and their spiritual beliefs,” says Vorreiter, adding: “The title ‘Cultural Crossroads of the Golden Triangle’ represents the mixture of all these different aspects.” In addition to photographs, the exhibition features displays of textiles, musical instruments and other cultural objects.

Ethnographic video filmed by Vorreiter will also be screened over the duration of the exhibition. Recognizing that moving images and sound together are a powerful tool for sharing culture, Vorreiter says the videos “give you a sense of the people as they live, and as they celebrate, and as they communicate with one another through music and through ritual.”

“Cultural Crossroads of the Golden Triangle” will be on display at Chiang Mai University’s Uniserv Center through Dec. 21 during the “Communication/Culture and Sustainable Development Goals” conference hosted by the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development. More of Vorreiter’s photographs and ethnographic recordings can be found at her website, Tribal Music Asia.

*This article was originally published by the Irrawaddy Magazine on 18 December, 2015, view the article here.

 

‘It Took Everyone in the Region by Surprise, Yet the Moken Survived’ – Olivia Wyatt interview in The Irrawaddy Magazine

ASEAM’s own Sam Cartmell recently interviewed filmmaker Olivia Wyatt about her experimental film on Moken culture and music.

Read the interview here: ‘It Took Everyone in the Region by Surprise, Yet the Moken Survived’

Watch the trailer for Sailing A Sinking Sea

Audio from the film:

Coral Crackling

Lemongrass

No Lover To Talk To Anymore

Ung-ang Symphony

Hill Tribe Music

Re-upped the damaged mp3s from the August 2012 post . . . if you like what you hear please purchase an original CD.

Missing You (Karen – harp)

Before Harvesting (Karen – hom)

Big Feast (Hmong – big gourd-pipe)

Courting (Hmong – jew’s harp)

Good Bye (Hmong – girl singer)

Nice To Meet You (Lahu – gourds-pipe)

Courting (Lahu – jew’s harp)

Courting (Lahu – pipe)

Respect To Elder (Mien – oboe & cymbal)

Marriage (Mien – oboe)

Rock Dance (Mien – oboe & drum & cymbal)

Chikuca (Akha – small gourd-pipe)

Swinging (Akha – group singer)

Rawnum Rosae sae (Akha – group & flute)

New Year (Lisu – big gourd-pipe)

New Year (Lisu – girl & gourd-pipe)

New Year (Lisu – quill sting instrument)

Hill Tribe Music CD sleeve 1

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Myanmar Traditional Music CD (M Studio CDMTR-20076)

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