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Sai Htee Saing

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In this Burmese name, Sai is an honorific, not a given name.

Sai Htee Saing was a distinguished Burmese singer and songwriter of Shan descent, which featured prominently throughout his music career. Throughout his career, he recorded two to three Shan language albums and 30 to 40 Burmese language albums. He was especially known for composing country music. Vital composer of Sai Htee Saing's songs is Sai Kham Leik.

Sai Htee Saing was born in Langkho, Shan State to Nang Ein and U Nanda. He studied at Mandalay University, where he became one of the founding members of The Wild Ones, an ethnic Shan band, in 1973. Sai Htee Saing began his music career in 1969, when he aired a Shan language song on the Burma Broadcasting Service. The Wild Ones achieved major success in Burma throughout the 1970s and 1980s, known for composing their own songs in the Burmese language. Sai Htee Saing was also prominent in the Shan literature movement to preserve Shan language education in Burma. He died on 10 March 2008 in his home No.33 Dhamavihaya Road,Kyar Kwat Thit,Kyauk Myaung, Yangon, and is buried at Yayway Cemetery in Yangon.

Selected discography

The career of Sai Htee Saing spanned four decades and along with his group The Wild Ones he recorded more than 40 music albums; most of which were released originally on cassette. The following is a partial list.

With The Wild Ones

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