Learning a language takes many thousands of hours of study, writing reams notes and chatting with lot of different native speakers — in the street, at the tea shop or shopping center. Though app designers and computer programmers have made the process more fun, incorporating a social element to your study can also boost your learning outcomes. One of the best ways to learn a language, which incorporates technology and social interaction, is music. Music provides a way of remembering phrases, recalled to the tune or melody of a favourite song. Songs played at karaoke bars, restaurants and on radio broadcasts will also reinforce a particular lyric or chorus line. What better way to study Burmese than learning the many international cover songs, made popular throughout the country over the past few decades. You may also impress many locals, if you can sing along to any of our top ten Burmese Karaoke songs:. Htoo Eain Thin is considered the grandfather of Myanmar popular music, and has recorded so many ballads and love songs.
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He was one of three well known pre-war composers with the name Saya Tin. After finishing high school at age 17, Tin worked as a school teacher in a private school for the next three years. In his leisure time Tin took up playing his concertina , exploring its sounds, and studying traditional Burmese music. Saya in Burmese means "teacher". His school's musical troupe performed free of charge at charity events and weddings.
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She has achieved fame and success as an actress and singer. May was born on 2 May in Yangon , Myanmar. She is the middle child among three siblings, having an older brother and younger sister. In , she competed in the Miss Kose pageant and became the 1st runner-up and won the tile Miss People From to , she has temporary retirement from the entertainment industry due to health problems.
Listening to music is a great way to relieve stress, cheer up and get inspired. Every country has its own musical history with its own unique songs and artists. For this week, The Weekend team has chosen its very own favourite songs. It is composed by local musical prodigy May La Than Zin, who started composing music at age The traditional song Hmone Shwe Yi Gold Dust was written by an anonymous writer around a hundred years ago. It is still popular to this day, on the radio and in public performances. The song compares a rose to a beautiful lady who must choose from her among many suitors. The song was released last April. Htoo Eain Thin is best known for writing and singing jazz tunes with meaningful lyrics. Even though the artist passed away in , Way Twar Tae A Khar can still be heard on the radio throughout the country.