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  • LEARNING

    Sweet sounds of success

    Learningpost, Published on 18/05/2010

    » The custom-made black uniforms with silver and red-glitter sashes and French cuffs were crisply pressed; every shoe was polished to a glean, toes straight and forward, stomachs in, heads up, shoulders back, backs straight, hearts full of pride and faces full of smiles ... .

  • LEARNING

    Classical music event in Bangkok

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/01/2011

    » With violinist Jonathon Glonek (Chulalongkorn) and pianist Eri Nakagawa (Mahidol).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Unplugged but uninspiring

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 16/02/2012

    » What do bands at the top of their careers do? Well, there are many paths they can choose to embark on. They can drink themselves stupid, fight paternity lawsuits, continue to churn out a solid body of work, buy sport cars, or turn into poetic messiahs. With all that money and fame, they can pretty much fulfil all their wishes.

  • LEARNING

    Classical music in Thailand & Narong Prangcharoen

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/07/2012

    » Up-and-coming Thai composer based in US organizes contest and educational event to spark interest musical composition in young people.

  • LEARNING

    The link between Thai & Western music

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/08/2012

    » The composer who worked to link Thai & Western music, Prasidh Silapabanleng (son of Luang Pradit Phairoh), was born 100 years ago next month.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Solid Isan grooves

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 20/11/2012

    » Bangkok Paradise, the live show and DJ event set up by local DJ Maft Sai and his UK-based partner DJ Chris Menist, returns later this month with another night of molam-inspired music. Those lucky enough to have caught the last event, a reunion of Wong Dontri Molam Theppabutr _ one of the greatest molam bands of all time _ supported by singers Pimpa Petchpalangchai and Isan luk thung legend Saksiam Petchchompu, will want to check out the new event, which will feature the debut live performance of a new molam band put together by Maft, The Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band.

  • LEARNING

    Thai classical music innovator: Utis Narksawat

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/03/2013

    » After a PhD in agricultural economics, he studied with music legend Luang Pradit Phairo & went on to invent new instruments & styles of playing.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Southeast Asia's kaleidoscope of sounds

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 23/04/2013

    » The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is due to open the markets of 10 countries in Southeast Asia in 2015 and much has been written about how best to prepare to take advantage of the opportunities the economic union will bring.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bareilles finds bliss in complexity

    Brunch, Published on 18/08/2013

    » The American singer-songwriter delivers a collection of piano pop gems with tangible lyrical substance and a touch of the profound on her fourth full-length studio album

  • LIFESTYLE

    Forged in the canyon

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 27/08/2013

    » The Tuareg-Berber band Tinariwen from northern Mali is one of the most popular bands to have emerged from the desert regions of West Africa. After gaining recognition from their performances at the Festival of the Desert in 2001 in Mali, the band started to perform in Europe and North Africa to great acclaim. After a stunning recording debut with The Radio Tisdas Sessions, the band has gone on to release a further four popular albums, the latest of which, Tassili (Anti, 2011), won a Grammy award for Best World Music Album last year, and reached the World Beat desk this week.

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