Jam It!

Decades of political repression have taken their toll on Yangon's rock and alternative live-music scene. The movement Jam It! (www.facebook.com/jamitmyanmar) aims to give young Burmese musicians and artists a voice and platform at acoustic gigs around the city – see their Facebook page for details. A compilation CD of Jam It! artists is for sale at the Rough Cut, which is one of a handful of venues to hold regular open-mic nights; others include 7th Joint Bar & Grill and 50th Street Bar & Grill.