A BIG WORLD OF SMALL CYMBALS: MYANMAR’S METAL INSTRUMENTS – TAASA Review June 2022
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Yuri Takahashi A n interesting example of the use of metals in Asian art forms can be found in the traditional court music of the Burmese, the largest ethnic group in Myanmar.
After the Burmese kingdom was annexed by the British in 1886, this music lost its court patronage, but it continued to be supported and maintained by a general audience, and it is now regarded as the representative classical music of Myanmar. The main members of a Hsaing Waing ensemble during a pre-recording rehearsal.
The late Moe Zaw Bo on the Si and Wa (R) and Ye Naing Linn on the bamboo xylophone (L), February 2011...