Nwe Yin Win
|Nwe Yin Win
|Birth name||Joyce Win|
23 April 1945 |
|Years active||1970s to present|
Nwe Yin Win (Burmese: နွဲ့ယဉ်ဝင်း, pronounced: [nwɛ̰ jɪ̀ɴ wɪ́ɴ]; born Joyce Win on 23 April 1945) is a Burmese singer, considered one of the pioneers of modern Burmese pop music. Nwe Yin Win was born in Sagaing to parents a Bamar father Min Swe (also known as Win Maung) and an Anglo-Burmese mother "Cathy" Tin Tin Hla. She attended the English-speaking St. Francis Girls' School (today's Tamwe 4 High School) and St. Philomena's Convent High School (Sanchaung 2 High School). In 1967, she graduated from Rangoon University with a degree in English before getting a master's degree (M.Ed.) in 1973 at the Rangoon Institute of Education. During her time in college, she began dabbling with a music career.
She was one of the most popular singers in Myanmar in the 1970s, known for her Burmese language covers of American country and pop songs. Before her career in entertainment, she was a university lecturer in English. She continues to make records, even dabbling into Burmese hip hop, and continues to perform in musical concerts.X
- Min Zin (September 2002). "Burmese Pop Music: Identity in Transition". The Irrawaddy. 10 (7).
- Aaron Clark (2006-08-28). "Piracy Hits Burma’s Legitimate Film and Music Scene". Associated Press.