During the 1800s, various Western stringed instruments came to Burma by means of traders, explorers, and colonizers. These instruments Рthe acoustic slide guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, and zither Рwere quickly and ingeniously adapted to the intricacies of Burmese music. The music draws from Burma’s rich vocal tradition, and the centuries-old royal repertoire of the Burmese harp and xylophone. Recorded and produced by Rick Heizman.