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    Live and learn with a little swing

    Life, Published on 12/05/2016

    » It is by no means the norm that a long-established business magnate also happens to be a passionate performing artist blessed with natural stage magnetism. However, in the case of prolific hotelier and vocalist Kamala Sukosol -- affectionately known as Thailand's "First Lady of Swing" because of her inimitable singing style -- achievements in these disparate roles have clearly won her a special place in Thai society. This is in no small part due to the combining of her two professional personalities to carve out a further laudable reputation as a committed philanthropist. Among numerous accolades over the decades, being included in Forbes Asia "48 Heroes of Philanthropy" in 2009 is perhaps her crowning honour.


    Reviving a legend

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/02/2012

    » It's been a hectic year for local DJ and Zundrangma Records label owner Maft Sai. He's been on successful overseas tours to Europe and Japan with his partner DJ Chris Menist and the pair has put together two excellent internationally released compilations of Thai luk thung music, The Sound of Siam (Soundway, UK) and Thai? Dai! (Finders Keepers, UK). Never still for a moment, the duo's popular "Bangkok Paradise" night returns this month with a one-off concert by the legendary Wong Dontri Molam Theppabutr band to celebrate the event's third anniversary.

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