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  • 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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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 ... .

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