The Me N Ma Girls (which is a word play on the girls’ home country Myanmar) have been performing together for over 4 years and currently consists of Ah Moon, Cha Cha, Htike Htike (pronounced as "Tie Tie"), and Kimi.
This song, “Come Back Home” was their first political that gave them international notoriety. It comes with this message from the girls:
“Me N Ma Girls want to be "girls in the world". After living in a closed country for so long we are so happy to be in the process of being accepted. With openness and communication we can continue to move forward. As a girl band and as a country.”
In 2013, Me N Ma Girls continued speaking out about freedom of the press in Myanmar that . As SBS’s Dateline reports,
The Me N Ma Girls pop group could be described as the new face of Myanmar. Modelled on The Spice Girls, they’ve already won fans at home and a record contract in the US, but it would have been unthinkable a few years ago.
“We have freedom and we can sing whatever we want… we are still pushing the boundaries,” the girls told Dateline. “We support our president to get good democracy… we just want to go forward, that’s all we need to do and all we want to do.”
You can read the full SBS Dateline article on Myanmar’s media censorship here. Watch the interview on dateline below:
Here’s their latest release, “Girl Strong”.
Want to really get to know Me N Ma Girls? Check out this "Day in the Life" behind the scenes video of them working in the US: