The first-ever wildlife music festival in Myanmar christened as Voices for Wildlife will be held at Mahabandoola Park in Yangon on April 7.
The event will also mark the end of five-month public campaign calling for the end of illegal wildlife sales in Myanmar by Voices for Momos.
Voices for Momos is a campaign launched in response to elephant poaching and skinning crisis in Myanmar. On average Myanmar is losing one wild elephant every week. If this doesn’t stop Myanmar will lose its wild elephants forever. Voices for Momos calls on individuals and organisations to use their voice to speak up for elephants before these noble giants are silenced forever.
The event Voices for Wildlife is organized by Voices for Momos in partnership with the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar.
The event will features an impressive line-up of top names such as Bunny Phyo, Chuu Sitt Han, Kyaw Thiha, Irene Zin Mar Myint, Pann Yang Chel, Wine Lay, Naw Naw, DJ Mike Haider, the Dance Lab, Leo, Charlie and May Kyi.
Acclaimed composer Lin Htet, known for mixing traditional and Western music instruments, will serve as music director. During the concert, which will be broadcast live through social media partners, non-musical celebrities will also make guest appearances in support of Voices for Momos.
Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Peter Lysholt Hansen, said, “Through the concert, we hope to put the spotlight on one of the biggest global challenges faced not only by Myanmar but many countries, the illegal wildlife trade. Ending wildlife trafficking is a responsibility of all of us and while these sales continue in Myanmar, its wildlife remains in peril. We congratulate the Government of Myanmar on steps already taken to protect wildlife, and we urge the government to also develop a solid framework to end this trade.”