Y.A.K.

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Having only recently come out of military dictatorship, Myanmar is a nation still struggling with a self-censoring press and socially conservative values. However, acts such as Y.A.K. (which stands for ‘Yangon Always Kingdom’) are punk in spirit and energetically taking on topics such as women’s roles in society, and by utilising the hip-hop genre they are making a break from their more commercially (and traditionally) minded peers. A full interview with the group is can be read at the LA Times.

by Editor
August 10, 2017

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