I have seen many mini-trucks blasting (> 90 dB) psy/techno music while driving around Yangon with some decent sound system. Example:

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Why are there some mini-trucks blasting psy/techno music while driving around Yangon?

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    Seen this in a few places in Asia, it's usually related to local elections. A person who wants to be elected in some sort of office hires people to do this stuff among other things as a part of the campaign. However, I do not see any posters that confirms this in your short video. Nov 30, 2019 at 1:11
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    A relevant meta post: travel.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1758/… Nov 30, 2019 at 1:53
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    Because techno music rocks!
    – JoErNanO
    Dec 4, 2019 at 23:02

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Seems to be a sort of celebration:

The road from jetty to the city was clogged with people in a celebratory mood. Loud speakers–giant black boxes decked on mini-trucks–blared loud and shrieking music on a road filled with revelers dancing wildly. Source

However there are extremely few sources online or even none that give any answers as to what, so this is the best I can give. Even though the author saw this in Mandalay, it seems to happen throughout Myanmar, especially since the description exactly matches yours.

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