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Thakyin So Mae – Gitameit Voices

Thakyin So Mae (Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’) – pronounced “Tha Chin So May.” A Gitameit Voices MTV Music Karaoke Video!

Gitameit Voices learned “Keep Your Lamps” in English for a theatrical production of “Passages” – a journey into African-American Slave songs and documents which they performed in 2006 in Yangon. Ne Win Htun was so moved by the fire in this song, its arrangement by Andre Thomas and its call to never give up, that he wrote Burmese lyrics inviting us all to sing and to sing together to replace defeat with joy at the center of our lives.

You can also download an mp4 version of this video that you can keep for yourself.