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Gitameit’s U Moe Naing and Htun Htun interviewed on New America Now

Gitameit faculty interviewed on New America Now

U Moe Naing, Director of Gitameit, and Htun Htun, Manager of Gitameit Music Center, sit down with Sandip Roy on New America Now to chat about their musical backgrounds and the history of Gitameit Music Center.

They talk about studying music in Myanmar, discuss Gitameit’s involvement in the Cyclone Nargis relief effort and present some of the songs performed on Gitameit’s first North American tour.

Featuring Gitameit performances of Kachin Myae and Inle Lake (U Ko Ko). You can also hear the full broadcast on New America Now or subscribe to their podcast.


Project Gitameit with the Yale Spizzwinks


In the spirit of Gitameit, the Yale Spizzwinks are working with the Gitameit Music Center in Rangoon, Burma to bring a choir to the United States in 2008. It will be the first ever visit of a Burmese choir to the US. Who is involved? So far our major supporters are the Yale Spizzwinks and […]


The Myanmar Times: Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 2006 – Gitameit proves it’s Good to Go

Gitameit Music Center

by Jeehi Kwak, MA in music Gitameit staged an impressive concert, "Good to Go," in Yangon on February 16, raising US $500 for two Hlaingthaya monastery schools that the music centre has adopted and entertaining a 100-plus crowd. More than just raising money for charity, the concert really demonstrated how far the Gitameit Music Centre […]


The Myanmar Times: Jan. 14-20, 2006 – Gitameit hosts Austrian composer

Gitameit Music Center

by Kyaw Kyaw Tun When foreign musicians visit Southeast Asia, Gitameit, Yangon’s leading music school, wastes no time in snapping them up for a workshop. That is how Austrian musician and conductor, Goesta Muller, came to be holding a class in Yangon two weeks ago for 30 students from Gitameit, Thamine Church and one of […]


The Myanmar Times: Dec. 19-25, 2005 – Night Moon Dance performance delights

Gitameit Music Center

by Ma Thanegi Gitameit is a combination of two words: ‘gita’, meaning music, and ‘meit’, meaning friendship. Artists came together in friendship at the centre last week from across the globe; from the United States, Thailand, Hong Kong, Germany, and Myanmar; for a week-long workshop culminating in two truly unique performances the likes of which […]