Punk in Asia: Rebelling From Burma to Beijing By Jonathan DeHart
Punk rock has many faces. Wherever it flourishes, the media tends to focus on its visual cues: angst-ridden mohawked youths, tattoos, piercings, loud colored clothing, spikes, chains, black leather. While punk may have become watered down in its places of origin, elsewhere in the world– fromIndonesia and Russia to Iraq and Burma—it has taken root as a relevant and very alive form of dissent,.
Nowhere is punk more vital today than Burma. A number of recent reports have documented the “Burma Wave” and the fascinating process of Burma’s punk community coming out from the underground, where it remained in hiding during decades of rule by a ruthless military junta. READ MORE