Friday, 1 August 2008

Iron Cross forced to delay show in support of cyclone victims by junta

01 Aug 2008, IMNA

The Iron Cross (IC), the popular and famous music band in Rangoon has had to postpone its live performance to raise funds for Cyclone Nargis victims at the Thuwanha stadium because of the dilatory tactics of the ruling Burmese junta.

The authorities told the music band earlier that they (authorities) had shifted dates from July 16 to August 24 because the military sports had to be held, according to source close to the IC.

According to the source, "The authorities have delayed the live show thrice and if they delay it again the IC will not be able do the show to collect funds". Lay Phyu, Ahnge, Myo Gyi, and Wai Wai were to perform in the live show.

According to IC fans, the authorities do not have much love for the IC because the band has not ever sung Burmese propaganda music.

The IC band also planned to perform in Mon State earlier but the Southeast Command banned them after youths quarreled in the festival.

However IC plans to have a stage show after the end of the Buddhist Lent in Kamawet village at the Kyaik Kamort Pagoda Festival in October 20, 2008.

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