Ah Moon

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Ah Moon
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Background information
Birth name Lung Sitt Ja Moon
Born 1991 (age 26–27)
Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar
Genres Pop /dance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Actress
Years active 2010 –present
Website http://www.ahmoonmusic.com/

Ah Moon is a singer, songwriter and actress from the Kachin State of Myanmar.[1][2][3] She is a solo artist who was a member of the all-female pop music group the Me N Ma Girls, Burma’s first all-girl pop band.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Ah Moon was born Lung Sitt Ja Moon in Myitkyina in Burma.[5] She was first exposed to music in church where her father was a Baptist minister.[6] Moon studied acting, singing, dance, languages, violin and piano.[1][7] Ah Moon speaks five languages and graduated with a degree in Russian from the Yangon University of Foreign Language in 2012.[2] Ah Moon began her career in modeling. In 2009, she won Best Talent in the Miss Christmas Pageant in Yangon, which led her to pursue singing.[3] She also won the Miss Alliance Francaise Pageant, a beauty contest held by the French Embassy, in 2009.[3]

In 2010, Ah Moon was one of five women chosen from 120 candidates responding to a radio and newspaper advertisement to be a part of a girl band named The Tiger Girls created by Nicole May, an Australian dancer who came to Myanmar.[6][8] In 2011, the Tiger Girls released their first album, Year of the Tiger Girls, and gained domestic and international attention as Burma’s first pop girl band.[5] The band later separated from their producer and reformed with a new name, Me N Ma Girls, which is a homophone for Myanmar girls. Me N Ma Girls released a new album, Mingalabar (Welcome), in 2011.[1][8]

In 2014, Me N Ma Girls was the first band from Myanmar to be nominated for Best Music Video at the VIMA Music Awards for Girl Strong.[1]

Solo career[edit]

In 2014, Moon began working on her first Burmese solo album, Min Pay Tae A Chit, which has songs in both Burmese and English.[1] In 2015, she released second album, Automatic. In 2017, she released her third album, Very Dangerous, which was number one seller on music stores in Myanmar. Her songs are both in Burmese and English.[9]

Discography[edit]

Ah Moon[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Min Pay Tae a Chit, 2014
  • Automatic , 2015
  • Very Dangerous, 2017

Singles[edit]

  • Girl Strong (Feat. Me N Ma Girls), 2013
  • Myanmar ( 2014 )
  • I'm Sorry ( 2016 )
  • Little butterflies ( 2017 )
  • Bring Back my baby ( 2017 )

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lwin Mar Htun (May 18, 2014). "California Dreamin'". MyanmarTimes. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Simon Roughneen (June 29, 2012). "After Aung San Suu Kyi, girl band symbolizes a changing Myanmar?". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Charity ambassadors". Yoma Yangon International Marathon ‘15. 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Alexis Stephens (November 21, 2013). "Myanmar's Me N Ma Girls fight all of the -isms". MTV IGGY. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Nyein Nyein (January 28, 2014). "After split, Me N Ma Girls continue with US-recorded album". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Myanmar's first girl band pushes limits of censors, and parents". New York Times. January 4, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "International sensation singer 'Ah Moon' beats the odds". Indie Artist Radio. 2014. Archived from the original on August 14, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Yip Wai Yee (July 14, 2012). "Don't call them M-pop". The Nation. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ah Moon perform for "International Women Day" concert". Myanmar Celebrity. March 10, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. [permanent dead link]