Myanmar’s leading punk rockers Rebel Riot fight the system & crowdsource for UK tour

11 August 2017
Punk music has always been raw, crude, and more often than not, political.

And Burmese punk band The Rebel Riot has reignited what it means to be a punk rock band. In Burma, punk music is seen as a sign of rebellion and the average musician has to jump through hoops just to get their hands on a music instrument. We'll never take our guitars for granted again!

The Rebel Riot was founded by lead singer Kyaw Kyaw after the Saffron Revolution in 2007 in hopes of using music to fight against poverty, racism, censorship and authoritarianism. With the police shutting down every show, they even had to resort to playing a secret show under a bridge. D.E.D.I.C.A.T.I.O.N.

You go guys, for bringing back the true spirit of punk!

Not only are they trying to raise awareness at their situation, the band also runs charity programs Food Not Bombs and Books Not Bombs to aid poor and impoverished schools. And all on top of their full-time jobs!.

The Rebel Riot wants to make history by being the first ever Burmese punk band to tour the UK, and are now turning to crowd funding. This is their one chance at having an international audience - which is why we are totally rooting for The Rebel Riot!

Show them some support by donating here: crowdfunder.co.uk

– Michelle Ng

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