Music from the far east travels west
December 13th, 2011
Omaha, NE – Music from the Far East may not be so far away after all.
The number of immigrants from Myanmar and Thailand who now live in Omaha and Lincoln number well over 3,000. And now, theyâ€™re not the only ones making the trip.
The Klo and Kweh music team will bring its acclaimed act to Omaha this month for a performance of Stars from the East at the Holland Performing Arts Center. A sensation across Southeast Asia, the group has become well-known for incorporating and promoting the Karen language, commonly spoken in Myanmar, into their mix of pop and rock music.
The Karen Christian Revival Church in Omaha has helped organize the performance. The concert will also help raise the $2.5 million needed to fund the construction of a church facility on a 12-acre property in West Omaha. Moe Winn of Outreach Ministry for the church said the group has been excited to express the ideas of Myanmar culture through the groupâ€™s music.
â€œI think itâ€™s very important,” Winn said. “Especially young people in our life today, music is very powerful to reach out to the community, and itâ€™s very exciting for the communityâ€™s people.â€
Stars from the East will be performed December 23rd at 7pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.
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