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A New Burma ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Creative arts collective A New Burma held its second annual event ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ at RX Cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand Feb. 22-24. It featured the aptly titled “For the love of coming home,” an exhibit created by seven artists from Burma now living in exile in Thailand.

Twelve documentary films made before the 2021 military coup were screened Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, a concert featured eight performances, including Mun Awng, a singer-songwriter and pro-democracy activist whose music has provided a soundtrack to each previous democratic uprising in 1988, 1996 and 2007. 

A market with food vendors and stalls selling crafts made by artists from Burma was set up outdoors at RX Cafe. A New Burma was established by exiles from Burma in February 2022. Watch this 2023 interview with lead organizer Hnin Yee and our feature report on last year’s event. Stay tuned to DVB English News on YouTube for more. Follow our Podcast.

Twelve films were screened on Feb. 22-23 after A New Burma ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ 2024 edition was launched on Thursday evening (Credit: Saw Min Thein)
Eight musical performances took place on Feb. 24 featuring Thai and Myanmar folk, rock and hip hop artists (Credit: Saw Min Thein)
Chiang Mai hop hop collective Triple Edge headlined the concert with the final performance on Saturday (Credit: Saw Min Thein)


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