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Songs of Survival: Voices from Burma

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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
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco
Approximate running time 120 minutes

Among the pieces that Gitameit will be performing are Burmese Blessings by Gitameit instructor, Matthew Walton, Gate Gate by Canadian composer and choral director Brian Tate, Thakyin So Mae (Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’), Kachin Myay (The Land of Kachins), Kit Young’s song “For the Real Question” (dedicated to Thomas Buckner and Gitameit Voices), and many other songs.

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Bagan Myay

Written by Sandaya U Ko Ko aspired by hearing Gitameit Voices sing Choir music. Download an mp4 version of this video.

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April 2006 – Gitapella

Gitameit Music Center

Gitapella sings for Myanmar’s master pianist and composer Gita Luling Maung Ko Ko at his residence. Saya U Ko Ko has composed three songs with Burmese lyrics especially for Gitapella.

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