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    Heart-melting beauty to honour HM the King

    Life, Published on 16/12/2014

    » Chinese virtuoso cellist Jian Wang, along with respected Dutch conductor Hubert Soudant and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation, closed out its seventh "Great Artists Concert Series" with another extremely fine sounding performance on Dec 7 at the Thailand Cultural Centre.


    Playing up a storm in Japan

    News, Published on 04/10/2014

    » Thailand's music, art and culture scene is alive and well — indeed thriving — and young Thais are keen to tell the world. Artistic talent abounds in Thailand and this message was conveyed by young Thai musicians and vocalists at a Japanese youth big band contest on Sept 14.


    Ancient neighbourhood with an uncertain future

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 22/06/2014

    » If you want to learn about a community of the past, it isn’t too difficult to track down information. There may be a book or website that at least touches on the subject, and which offers a description of the community in question, and you should be able to build a fairly clear picture of it.


    Forget the Red Planet, Mars is a star

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 25/03/2014

    » A higher power must have beamed Peter Gene Hernandez, aka Bruno Mars, to grace us with bottomless musical abilities. He was put on this Earth to make music, perform and gift music to mere mortals like us.


    In a class of his own

    Life, Ung-Aang Talay, Published on 29/10/2013

    » Lang Lang is one of those rare artists whose name will sell tickets to people who don't normally go to classical concerts.


    Myanmar army remains a foreign policy power

    News, Published on 02/09/2013

    » Myanmar is experiencing a plethora of changes. Its political scene is liberalising rapidly. Political prisoners have been released. Public demonstrations and strikes of workers have been legalised. The iconic Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected to the parliament and the post-junta state structures have been broadly civilianised. While most Western sanctions have been lifted, the country has tripled the number of its official diplomatic relations in less than two years.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.

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