I am very happy and excited to tell you about an amazing new film documentary by Aja Salvatore called “Music In Mali: Life Is Hard, Music Is Good”. This feature-length documentary is about the musicians, dancers and everyday people of Mali who are creating inspiring heartfelt music in some of the most difficult living conditions of West Africa.
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Hi everyone. I am back from my trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was a great trip visitng lot’s of beautiful places, meeting some very friendly people, seeing some new temples, beautiful scenery and great weather, too! I was very lucky. I really enjoyed going to all the temples and sacred sites in Asia. Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple city was truly amazing and I highly recommend it for travelers going to Asia. Breath taking and great visuals and vibe there, too! Through architecture we can truly know history. And the architecture in Asia is amazing, for sure. Happy to be home in the very cold Northern California region of San Rafael again. I am getting ready to start a new music project with some interesting chants and percussion, too. …
Ayuthaya Thailand one hour outside of Bangkok was the scene of Thailands original renaissance. The Kingdom grew to prominence when rice was the regions most important currency. However, when Burmese troops sacked the city in 1767, the capital was moved to Bangkok. This move also signaled a shift from a purely agricultural society to one that was more in tune with commerce. This video explores som eof the beautiful ancient temples and ruins in the area as well as art and sculptures around the numerous temples and sacred spots of Thai Asian ancient culture.
Beautiful traditional Thai street flute music played on the street in Bangkok Thailand by happy musician I ran into by chance on one of my daily jaunts wandering the streets of Bangkok.
The Thai Kingdom grew to prominence when rice was the regions most important currency. However, when Burmese troops sacked the city in 1767, the capital was moved to Bangkok. This move also signaled a shift from a purely agricultural society to one that was more in tune with commerce.
Thai percussion with fusion music using hammered dulcimer like instrument and non traditional (for Thai people) cahone or “caha”, (wood box drum) from Afro Cuban music origins. This video took place on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand and was shot on my Canon G11 camera (non HD).