Earlier in the month I attended the Myitkyina Manau festival commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of northern Burma’s Kachin State. Over the coming days I expect to post a range of material from the festival that will give readers a taste of this major cultural, political and economic event.

Manau Festival in Myitkyina, 10 January 2008

If there are specific issues that New Mandala readers would like to see discussed, please post a comment. I have hundreds and hundreds of images, hours of video footage and fairly copious notes. There should be plenty that will be of interest. Long-time readers may recall that I have previously written about a Manau festival here (and here and here).