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    Music for Mumfie

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/11/2019

    » Mumford & Sons is coming to Bangkok for their debut performance! The Grammy-award winning British rock band, which consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane, was formed in 2007 and has released four studio albums so far. Their debut album Sigh No More climbed up to No.2 on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200, eventually earning them Best British Album of the Year at the Brit Awards 2011. Their second album Babel received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2013. These are just a fraction of their long list of accolades and nominations they have garnered. It is so long that it warrants a separate page on Wiki!

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    Bringing down the house

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 09/09/2019

    » The Japanese House may not have anything to do with Japan. But she's definitely big there.

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    Fight The Fear

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 01/09/2019

    » In his 1818 poem When I Have Fears, English Romantic poet John Keats talks about death anxiety, touching upon all of the things he wouldn't be able to achieve and/or experience before his demise. This universal fear has continued to resonate today, especially in the age where fear of missing out is constantly triggered by social media and unrelenting hyperconnectivity. The poem, too, has struck a chord with rising Dublin five-piece The Murder Capital and gone on to inspire their eponymous debut studio album rooted firmly in art-rock and post-punk traditions.

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    Blast off into the not-too-distant past

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 27/10/2019

    » Beadadoobee's backstory is one we're all familiar with: aspiring artist puts out a clip of themselves playing acoustic guitar in their bedroom on YouTube. The video goes viral, et voilà, a star is born. For Manila-born, London-based singer-songwriter Bea Kristi, it all began in 2017 with a cover of Karen O's The Moon Song and her own composition, a two-minute-long acoustic number called Coffee. The latter, set to simple guitar chords and earnest lyrics, has since inspired several covers performed by fans all around the world.

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    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

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    Memories buried in soil

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Memories and war, illusory borders and invisible scars: These themes are resonant in two documentary films shown late last month at the SAC Film Festival (hosted by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre). In the Thai documentary Din Rai Dan (Soil Without Land), a Tai Yai man in Shan state talks about his life as a waiter in Bangkok and as a soldier in his ethnic army. In the Vietnamese film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil, a group of men in a rural village bear the indelible wounds of the Vietnam War, still stinging after 40 years.

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    All eyes on art

    Life, Published on 07/10/2019

    » The Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (Bipam) is back with a myriad of extraordinary activities to be held at many different venues across Bangkok over five days from Oct 16-20.

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    Through the prism of history

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2019

    » The book's title is printed on its spine: Prism Of Photography: Dispersion Of Knowledge And Memories Of The 6 October Massacre. Thereafter, from the first page on, we have only photographs with no captions.

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    Mature Musicality

    Life, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Somtow Sucharitkul and Siam Sinfonietta earlier this month gave a wonderful concert in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague, as part of their European tour. The event was significant for several reasons. It marked the premiere on the Old Continent of Voraprach Wongsathapornpat's piece Temples Of Kyoto, Trisdee Na Patalung's Restoration, and Somtow's Helena Citrónová suite. For many of the young musicians, the tour occasioned their first performance in Europe and "their first time encountering the particular warmth of the Czechs and the intensity of their love for music". The excited audience at Prague's Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) bestowed a long standing ovation on Somtow and Sinfonietta for their mature musicality.

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    Turning art into cocktails

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Supawit "Palm" Muttarattana, group bar manager for Foodie Collection, won "Bartender of the Year 2019" at Sunday's Bar Awards 2019 held in Bangkok and has been on the local bar scene since 2009. His passion for cocktails earned him top prize at Diageo World Class Thailand 2012 and he soon became brand ambassador for Diageo Reserve Thailand. This year in Milan, Italy, Palm won "Campari Bartender Competition Asia 2019", where he competed against 350 bartenders from across Asia. Apart from overseeing Vesper, il Fumo, La Dotta Pasta Bar, La Dotta La Grassa, Via Maris Bistro & Natural Wine Bar and 80/20, he is a partner at Backstage Cocktail Bar. Palm talks to Guru about his "clean, classical style with a strong focus on techniques and ingredients. A twist on classic cocktails" mixology and more.

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