Yado Hymn: Raw Music Burma

by Raw Music International

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In the late 1800s, Italian missionaries built Catholic churches in the remote mountains between Taungoo and Loikow. The missionaries were chased out after the military coup in 1962. But their churches still stand, and their congregations believe.

We stayed in these churches while motorcycling our way across eastern Burma in search of music. At night, children from local villages, boarding at the church school, sang their prayers with haunting fervor. Here's a track from Yado.


released February 6, 2015



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Raw Music International is a new TV show about underground music in overlooked corners of the world. On each episode your host Cyrus (24 yr old American fond of trouble and music) and the crew will head to a new country and record the most innovative, underground and sometimes dangerous music they can find. The album here is from our pilot episode, filmed in Kisumu, Kenya, where music is life. ... more

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