Kaiser (Burmese singer)

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Kaiser
ကိုင်ဇာ
Born (1961-02-18) 18 February 1961 (age 56)[citation needed]
Origin Yankin, Yangon, Myanmar
Genres Burmese pop
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments guitar
Years active 1978–1990s

Kaiser (Burmese: ကိုင်ဇာ, Burmese pronunciation: [kàiɴzà]; also Kaizar; born 18 February 1961) is a Burmese singer-songwriter who was most popular in the late 1970s and mid-1980s. The ethnic Rakhine singer was arguably the most successful male singer in Myanmar in the early 1980s. His nonthreatening rockabilly songs were popular with the young and the old alike. He collaborated with leading songwriters of the day like Saw Bwe Mhu, Naing Myanmar, Soe Lwin Lwin, Maung Maung Zan, and Thukhamein Hlaing.[1] His most successful songs were written by Naing Myanmar and Saw Bwe Mhu.

Kaiser was also a successful songwriter, who penned many commercially successful songs for top singers of the day, including May Sweet, and Maykhala, his wife in the mid-1980s. Most of his songs were of his own creation although he also sampled and covered Western rock-and-roll hits, most notably those by the Beatles. He calls the Kissapanadi Hlaing Than album whose title track was about the Kaladan River in Rakhine State, his most satisfying track. He co-wrote the song with Maung Maung Zan, also an ethnic Rakhine.[1]

Discography[edit]

In a 2000 interview, he said he had released 20 albums and over 200 songs over his career.[1]

Albums[edit]

  • Akyeetan Ei Ahteekyan Ahtotpatti
  • A Lwan
  • A Nan Pan
  • Ma No Ba Zay Ne Moe Ye
  • Nauk Ta Khauk Lauk Taw Htat Pyaw Ba
  • Thachin-Shin-Go Kyinna-Ba
  • Kissapanadi Hlaing Than
  • Tu-Hna-Ko Taingpyi (with May Sweet)
  • Einmet Mya Go Tihtwinthu
  • Chan Le Chan De Lwan Le Lwan De
  • Myintmo Taung Tetthama
  • Maung Dewutsaya
  • Achit Hso Thi Mha
  • Myanmar Pyi Go Lwan De
  • Lwan Leippya Ye Ko-Paing Thanzin
  • Naing Ngan Kyaw
  • Gita Yazawin (1 & 2)
  • Yazawin Twin Me Moe
  • Kissapanadi Hlaing Than (Karaoke)
  • Shwe Yadu A-Chit' (Karaoke)
  • Thachin-Shin-Ye Khayizin(Live Show 01)
  • Maung Nge Phaw Go Lwan De Nya
  • A-Lwan-Byay 2

Songs written for others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Musician Profile: Kaiser". Life Style Magazine (in Burmese). 3 (1): 16–17. January 2000.