Free Burma concert in Kaohsiung on 19 June

Free Burma concert in Kaohsiung

Every year the Taiwan Free Burma Network (台灣自由緬甸網絡) holds a concert on Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday. This year the event will be held on Saturday 19 June in Kaohsiung’s Central Park (高雄市中央公園) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The event features acoustic performances by Tonic (主音樂團) and Panai (巴奈). There will also be postcard signing for people to show their support for a free Burma. Burma is holding elections this year for the first time since 1990. However, it is likely that there will not be a free and fair vote. Aung San Suu Kyi still remains under house arrest and along with other political prisoners will probably be unable to contest the election. The elections will probably lead to a continuation of the military junta’s rule and won’t bring about democracy.

Also in Kaohsiung on Saturday night two of Taiwan’s best post-rock bands, Aphasia (阿飛西雅) and Bugs of Phonon (聲子蟲) are also playing at The Wall (駁二藝術特區) in Kaohsiung. More details at Indievox.