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.
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http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barabajaba This world and African/Brasilian (Brazilian) influenced music, percussion and drumming video with chants is from the new CD, “Rise Up” by the Hawaii and California based percussion ensemble, Barabajaba and features Zahira and Boaz on vocals,and percussion arrangements by Jesse Seymour and MIchael Pluznick. This Brazilian (Brasilian) based “HD” (high definition 1080i) piece features, congas, bata, shekere and drumming and percussion including congas. All photos taken by Michael Pluznick except for all band and performing shots by Malia holms. Taken on Nikon D90 digital SLR camera.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/milesdean From the MIchael Pluznick CD, Rhtyhym Intergration. Kaki Rumba: Afro Cuban/West African fusion filmed and photos from Asia, Hawaii, California and beyond
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barabajaba/ Obatala, “La Funk”, a tune off the new Miles Dean world music/world jazz CD by percussionist Michael Pluznick and guitarist Joel Lindeimer, Photos by Michael Pluznick in the hills and mountains of northern California
Sunset w/ world /latin jazz very high up on a Bangkok roof top! Bangkok Sunset from high atop the Omni Tower condos in Sumkumvit, Nana district of Bangkok, Thailand. World music and world jazz music by percussionist and drummer MIchael Pluznick with JOel Lindheimer. This music is available on CD Baby. Enter: michael pluznick
Thailand beaches and traditional African (Afro Cuban) Orisha chants shot in Thailand. The Afro Cuban chant is by Santeria (Santaria) Orisha priest Pedro De Jesus. World music, world jazz, world beat music and photos by Michael Pluznick. Shot on canon g11 compact digital camera. “HD” high definition