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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.


Songs of Survival: Voices from Burma

COMING MAY 1st IN SAN FRANCISCO On the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, Gitameit students will be performing in grand style at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco! Come and join Gitameit for what will undoubtedly be a very special event. FEATURING: Special guest performance by Joan Baez CONCERT DETAILS Friday, May 1, 2009 7:30pm […]


Need For Seed: Planting Season, Myanmar

It’s rice planting season here in Myanmar and, two months after Cyclone Nargis, many of the more able-bodied survivors are experiencing a sense of urgency to get their rice crops started. If they can plant quickly, they have much better likelihood of reestablishing their homes and their lives, hopefully harvesting rice in 6 months rather […]


Children’s Drawings of Cyclone Nargis

Gitameit volunteers have been deeply involved in helping with cyclone relief efforts. Among other things, Gitameit thought of sending volunteers to some of the collection centers with paper and crayons, so children there could draw some of their Nargis experiences – the idea being that children in the United States would then send drawings and […]


Road to Wah Ba Lout Thout – Independent Local Aid Mission

This bad road makes the village even more distant from the outside world. Along the road people are waiting for someone who will drive them somewhere. They had to leave their homes. There is no doubt, if they told you their story the cyclone would be the reason and I am sure you would be […]