posted on Dec, 24 2003 @ 10:40 AM
here is an excerpt:
--> Some observers have compared RAP with Thangyat
, the first form of Burmese folk art.
Usually amusing and satirical, Thangyat
poetry, dance and music, sung to the beat of
a traditional drum on festive occasions.
During the Burmese New Year water festival
young people would publicaly recite the humorous
lyrics, which freely criticise every-
thing from politics to social behavior.