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    The new era of khon

    Life, Published on 12/08/2019

    » After the 1930s, Thailand's performing arts landscape, especially the khon masked dance, shrank significantly amid the massive waves of Western art forms that flooded Thai society.

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    A global meeting for music buffs

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 30/07/2019

    » The 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) was held at Chulalongkorn University earlier this month. The premier global meeting for ethnomusicologists was held in Southeast Asia for the first time in its history. As the secretary-general of the ICTM Prof Ursuka Hemetek said: "This is a special occasion for us to be in Southeast Asia for the first time."

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    Drawing on two cultures

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 18/06/2019

    » Soledad Bravi's brief stopover in Bangkok was captured in a whimsical picture of a tuk-tuk driven by a dog, with a long-legged Parisian girl and a white pooch as passengers.

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    Street-dancing challenge at Seacon Square

    Life, Published on 06/06/2019

    » Interested members of the public are invited to witness the Seacon Street International Challenge: The Princess Cup, which will take place at the Main Atrium, 1st floor of Seacon Square, Srinakarin Road, this weekend from 1-7pm.

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    Gifts that keep giving

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 19/12/2018

    » The season of greeting and giving is upon us once again. So what better to do than add to the atmosphere of festivity with gifts for your loved ones?

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    Family sings the hits

    Life, Published on 13/11/2018

    » Thailand's grande dame of jazz Kamala Sukosol and her family bring all the glitz and glamour of Broadway and Hollywood to her latest charity concert, which will be staged at Sukosol Hotel, Si Ayutthaya Road, from Thursday, Nov 15 until Saturday, Nov 17, starting at 8pm.

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    Every molecule of Marina

    Life, Published on 31/10/2018

    » Marina Abramovic, sitting in the tearoom of a Bangkok hotel, was talking animatedly about the first time she learned to cook Thai food in the early 1980s.

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    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

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    A land steeped in history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/05/2018

    » Ketsurang, an archaeologist, miraculously travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom's King Narai the Great (1656-1688). She enjoys the traditional way of life and the beauty of many places in Ayutthaya and Lop Buri.

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    Verbal duels and bawdy lyrics

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 18/04/2018

    » World Beat was at the Korat Festival recently to check out the activities based around paying homage to the Thao Suranari Monument, or Ya Mo, as it is known locally. Korat, or Nakhon Ratchasima, is often thought of as the gateway to Isan, the northeastern region of the country.

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