17 January 2019
A music album of 11 winners from “Peace Music Festival” was introduced to the public on Thursday at MRTV studio (A) in Yangon.
The total of 22 lags of Peace Music Festivals was held at 11 cities across the country from July to December of 2017 with the aim to raise awareness on peace and Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) broadcasted them live.
11 winners emerged from the festival and the music album is released with the purposes to save the memory of the festival and to mark a milestone for the winners.
The album is comprised of 18 songs – single, duet and group songs showcasing landmarks of various states and regions and historic buildings.
Director, Music Department, MRTV, Toe Kyaw said “The album is the combination of original peace related songs and new songs written specially for Peace Music Festival. We decided not to sell the albums today as one week gap can cause pirating. This isn’t released for profit but as a support for peace process of the country. We worked very hard throughout the whole year of 2018 to be able to release the album.”
The albums will be officially distributed by Excellence Music Production through MRTV Yangon, MRTV Tatkone, Information and Public Relations Department and U Myo Swe.
It is also hoped to be a useful tool in peace related occasions and serves as a national benevolent.
Winner, May Thazin said “For this album, I sang the song “Kyama Chit Thaw” which is mainly about the beauty of Myanmar. It is written by composer Myint Moe Aung. It is such a lovely song. I chose this song as I was told that music style of the song match with my vocal. I am very glad about the release of the album. I hope you all to enjoy the songs as we put in a lot of efforts.”
Composer, Song Writer Ko Lu Myint said “I composed the songs “Pin Lone Myay Mha Thi Tho The” and “Nyein Chan Tae Moe Ywar Par Say”. The history of unity of ethnics was initiated from Pin Lone. Peace plays a big role in development of a country. I wrote the songs with the spirit that artists including composers should participate in peace works for the country development.”
Starting from January 24, “Peace Music Festival” music album with 2 audio CDs and one karaoke DVD will be sold at the price of 3500 kyats.