Return to Myanmar: Kyaw Kyaw Naing & the Saing Waing

The Drum Circle of Burma -- Featuring Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Than Win, Ba Htay, Kyaw Kyaw Lin, Min Htike, Hla Than, and Win Tin.

Saturday, April 01, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Aratani Theatre - Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kyaw Kyaw Naing holds a singular distinction as a master of the Saing Waing -- a circle of 21 drums set in a gilded circle of carved gold -- a legacy of Burmese court culture and Buddhist folk traditions.

After years of isolation seven of Burma’s greatest musicians bring the rarely heard Saing-Waing orchestra - a marker of Burmese identity for some twelve hundred years. Spectacular in appearance and unique in musical tone, various drums and gongs invite us to the world of Burmese noble thoughts, joyous celebration, and gratitude. At the center of the Saing–Waing ensemble will sit Kyaw Kyaw Naing at one of the most impressive and demanding instruments in the world.

Cost : Tickets: $15, $25, $35

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Part of the Aratani World Series, a project of the World Festival of Sacred Music.