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Burmese musicians at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda [Rangoon]

Photograph of musicians at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda
in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier
in the 1890s. Burma has a vast classical music repertoire known as
the Maha Gita, or Great Song, and a rich tradition of ensemble
musical performance. The musicians in this view are performing on
the platform of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Burma's most revered
Buddhist shrine and site of…