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With their tattoos, loud tank tops and super-short shorts, Thazin Nyunt Aung and Aye Aye Aung don’t dress like most Myanmar women. The country’s first female rap group, the duo known as Y.A.K. sometimes finds...

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Hip-hop dancers break ground not limbs

February 15, 2010 | Comments

SINCE hitting the mainstream in the 1970s, hip-hop dancing has maintained its status as a technically difficult, high intensity form of dance most associated with the street rather than polished stage performances. Although late to...

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Bhurma’s Defiant Artists

March 15, 2008 | Comments

by Jacob Baynham (Newsweek.com) In a simple studio tucked into the shadows of a wealthy Rangoon neighborhood, a leading member of Burma’s underground political art movement lights a Red Ruby cigarette, smoke curling into the...

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YANGON (AFP) — Not many luxury cars ply the roads of impoverished Myanmar, so when Ye first saw one gliding along a Yangon street, he immediately starting dreaming of the day he would have his...

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