About Mar Mar Aye, the Founder
Mar Mar Aye was born into an artistic family in Myaung Mya, Irrawaddy Delta,
Trained by her musician parents, she started singing at the age of three and released her first record when she was eight.
She entered the national stage at the age of 13 with her second record:
Thet Tan Paw Hmar Kasar-mae (Let’s Play on the Rainbow).
From 1955 to 1997(when she left
She served on the Burmese National Musical Council and held a number of prestigious posts at the Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) and the Ministry of Information and Culture. Her portfolio includes
· 6000 songs (including movie soundtracks, independent records, cassettes and radio broadcasts)
· founding the Aye Singing Academy and the Aye Musical Enterprise
· three movies Mya
· novels titled Tho Galay May May [Little Lamb May May] (1974) and Yin Phwint Kyi Par Thu Nge Chin [Open Your Heart, My Friend] (serialized in Ma Haythi magazine in 1990 in
After moving to the
She can be heard discussing a variety of topics under the heading “Pyaw Pya Sa Ya Dwe Le Ta Bon Gyi Shi The De” [“I Still Have So Much to Tell You”] in London-based BBC’s Burmese program section.
She honored the participants of the Saffron Revolution (which erupted in
Recently, to raise awareness of the plight of the Nargis disaster survivors, she recorded “Help the Cyclone Victims” (May 2008).