The gracious golden palace of Mandalay Built to an ancient prophecy At the foot of the Mandalay hill Surrounded by the eight white umbrellas Of the Monarchs of the Universe
Glorious! People with offerings Water and flowers in their hands Praising the Emperor The noble, the religious, the rich and the poor Proclaim Long Live! His golden power reaches the skies, The Emperor, descendant of Buddha, In peace and tranquility Rules his people and his nation From his golden palace
Aung Mingala, Maha Gita
The Great Songs praising the King were first heard in the
ancient 13th century kingdoms of Myanmar.
The 55 kings in Myanmar's history,
deeply respected by
their people, were praised through music composed and
performed by court musicians.
These ancient songs and music traditions are
in the Maha Gita, which can be traced back to the ancient city
Mandalay, the fountainhead of Myanmar's artistic and
Centuries later, Khing Zin Shwe and Shwe Shwe
continue the ancient traditions of the Maha Gita, performing
Kings, but for the people of Myanmar.
Voice Over The Bridge is a musical collaboration, a coming together
of the ancient classical works by two traditional vocalists, and
contemporary western musicians.