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June 25, 2019

Bamboo xylophone skills passed on to next generation in Kyaikto

Trainees give classical music performance with bamboo xylophones in Kyaikto, Mon State.  Photo: Win Maung (Kyaikto)

A course on concluding classical training in Pattalar, or bamboo xylophone, was held at 10 a.m on 10 June at the Mahar Maygawon monastery in Kyaikto Township, Mon State, under the supervision of the state’s Minister for Bamar Ethnic Affairs.
At the ceremony, U Aung Zaw Tun, deputy officer, Township General Administration Department, expressed his delight at the preservation of traditional ethnic dances and Myanmar musical instruments.
He said it is necessary to pass on Myanmar classical music and instruments from generation to generation.
U Wang Kyi, the chairman of Kyaikto Township’s Mon, Kayin, Bamar, Pa-O Literature and Culture Committee, said the course aimed to preserve Myanmar traditional music and instruments for the new generation. Later, trainers awarded gifts and graduation certificates to trainees. Trainees who completed the course also gave a classical music performance with bamboo xylophones. — Win Maung (Kyaikto)
(Translated by La Wonn)

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