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WAING | Music and Sound in Myanmar Research Network

The WAING Research Network – aims at promoting  transdisciplinary and transnational research in and on music and sound in Myanmar and intends to foster critical discussions among musicians and musicologists, ethnomusicologists, dancers, music historians, sound students, researchers of popular music, music collectors, or sound artists as well as anthropologists, religious scholars, sociologists, journalists, writers, political scientists, or art historians working in Myanmar (including its border regions and satellite communities around the world) with an interest in the sonic and musical.

This network is deliberately not concerned with music in the narrow sense but aims at an inclusive engagement with the audible and vibrational of social and cultural experience, and with it its discourses and practices, politics and atmospheres, institutions and agents, genres and occasions. Hence, we welcome a plurality of methodologies and critical theories as grounded in and emerging from the various sonic fields scholars engage with in Myanmar and beyond.

On our website, you will find information about on-going research and music projects, upcoming events, call for papers, new publications including not yet published theses (Master and PhD) as well as a growing international bibliography of relevant books and articles. Do consider to subscribe to our blog to receive new updates in your inbox right away and follow us on our WAING facebook page where we share news with you on a more regular basis.

 

 

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Interview on Myanmar Ethnomusicology by the ျမန္မာ့ယဥ္ေက်းမႈသုေတသနအသင္း

Watch the entire series of videos here

Seminar on Performing Arts in Southeast Asia, By Francesca Billeri, Lorenzo Chiarofonte

“Changes in Action: New Technologies, Media and Transformations in Contemporary Southeast Asian Performing Arts” 15th May 2017 SOAS Room G52 Francesca…

Music activism with Saw Phoe Kwar in Myanmar’s war zones

Saw Phoe Kwar invests in future politics by teaching his reaggea songs of peace to the youth. “I ask…

Lorenzo Chiarofonte on “Music for the Amay Gyan Nat”

We would like to announce a talk by Lorenzo Chiarofonte, Ethnomusicologist and currently enrolled as PhD student at SOAS…

Kit Young: Conference on the Mahagita

Conférence du CASE KIT YOUNG Pianist-Improviser-Composer-Scholar Singing and Playing The Royal Classical Canon of Burmese Music: The Mahagita 6…

New: Burmese Sheet Music

In an effort to standardise “Burmese music” making, the Ministry of Union Culture released several notated versions of classical musical…

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