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Ye Lwin (musician)

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Ye Lwin
Singer Ye Lwin.jpg
Background information
Native name
BornDecember 1947(1947-12-00)
Paungde, Pegu Division, British Burma (now Myanmar)
Died10 July 2018(2018-07-10) (aged 70)
Instrumentsguitar, vocal
Years active1974–2018
Associated actsMizzima Wave

Ye Lwin (Burmese: ရဲလွင်; December 1947 – 10 July 2018) was a Burmese musician, guitarist and peace activist. He was the longtime bass guitarist and singer of the Mizzima Wave (မဇ္ဈိမလှိုင်း) band. He was one of activist musician in the peace movement of Myanmar.[1][2] He created many own original tunes, and one of his song "Pan Kayan Pya " (Violet Flower) was most popular and banned from 1962 to 1988.

On 18 June 2018, Ye Lwin was hospitalized in Yangon for liver cancer. He died there on 10 July 2018, aged 70.[3]