The hiring of Myanmar traditional orchestras (Sine Wine) for religious events such as novitation ceremonies and donations in rural areas is dropping as a result of the low incomes of the farmers.
Previously, Myanmar people eagerly celebrated the religious events and received donations on a grand scale enabling the hiring of a traditional orchestra including various musical instruments. However, the unfavorable market and the low yield of crops have taken a financial toll on the rural people.
An orchestra is hired at over Ks600,000 and it costs about Ks1million if transportation costs and the hiring of an actress are included. Therefore, the donors who individually cannot afford to hire Sine Wine make a contribution to the charity or events.