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Myanmar musicians are faking pop tracks (and it's working)
How a censored nation spawned an alternative rock 'n' roll reality.
By Patrick Winn, GlobalPost
Updated: 09/18/2013 07:41:12 PM MDT
Mock stars: Myanmar's pop plagiarists
YANGON, Myanmar - Imagine a game of "Name That Tune" with two metal heads as contestants.One is from Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation still shaking off totalitarian rule.The other is from Florida.Within six notes - and even after six beers - both could identify the iconic guitar intro to "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. It is, after all, the best-known riff by one of the most popular metal bands ever. But in Myanmar, the isolated nation formerly titled Burma, the song ...
"Mock stars: Myanmar's pop plagiarists"
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