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    Prayut meets girl pop idols

    News, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Six members of Japanese idol girl group AKB48 performed for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House yesterday during a visit to prepare for a Bangkok concert in December.

  • LEARNING

    Girl power

    Published on 24/06/2017

    » For fans of Asian pop music, Japanese idol girl group AKB48 are one of the biggest. Indeed, in terms of personnel, they are the biggest, with well over a hundred members. Across Asia, AKB48 now has several sister bands, including right here in Thailand with BNK48.

  • LEARNING

    Guardian girl

    Published on 18/07/2016

    » Pacharawan Vadrukchit (Ticha) of the girl group G20 is taking a break from music and currently enjoying her new fame as an actress. The 27-year-old star has made her acting debut in the romantic action drama Hak Liam Mudjuraj (The Guardian), which is airing now on MONO29 channel.

  • LEARNING

    Girl power

    Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 09/05/2016

    » The girl group GAIA created a buzz when it was formed in 2013. Its 25-year-old singer, Jutamas Wichai (Joy), was already known by K-pop fans because she joined GAIA after leaving the Korean group Rania. Following the singles “Audition Lueak Dai (Audition),” “Love Potion” and “Rak Thoe Tae Thoe Mai Roo (Unrequited Love),” GAIA recently released the dance song, “Love Me Please.”

  • LIFESTYLE

    A smorgasbord of sounds

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 05/12/2018

    » This year's Maya International Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, will move from Pattaya to Bangkok's Oasis Arena, Show DC, with a capacity of 50,000 people. No longer just an EDM festival, the event has added more K-pop and J-pop acts to present diverse music. The long lineup includes world-famous DJs -- Alesso, Porter Robinson, Markus Schulz, Major Lazer Soundsystem and Galanti -- as well as singers from top K-pop groups -- Girls' Generation's Hyo, Exo-CBX, Super Junior D&E -- and a J-pop group -- the sister group of BNK48, AKB48. The British electronic pop duo Oh Wonder will also perform at Maya.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Backto the past

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 12/08/2018

    » All Saints/ TESTAMENT

  • LIFESTYLE

    Eastern Persuasion

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 01/04/2018

    » Habibi/ Cardamom Garden EP

  • LIFESTYLE

    Kawaii in Krungthep

    Brunch, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 04/02/2018

    » Nowadays, you'd be hard pressed to walk five steps without overhearing someone gushing about their favourite BNK48 idol, or humming the band's indelible earworm Koisuru Fortune Cookie. The all-girl group has emerged as the pop sensation of the moment in Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Live thrills

    Life, Published on 25/12/2018

    » It's been an eventful year for live music. Life takes a look back at some of the highlights, and looks ahead to what 2019 has to offer.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

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