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Friday, July 23, 2004


Thai tunes rule in 'Sounds of Siam'

To mark the 72nd birthday of Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the Thai Embassy will sponsor a "Sounds of Siam" concert July 31 at Hibiya Public Hall in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, with the aim of reflecting the various types of music being played and enjoyed by Thai people today.

The playlist includes: New sound for the new time; Pop music through the decades; Music from the pen of the King of Thailand; and Thai classical music in modern terms.

The music will be performed by the Mai Thai Ensemble, made up of two Japanese and five Thai musicians, including Dnu Huntrakul, a leading Thai composer; renowned violinist Nor-ath Chanklum and vocalist Supatra Korad.

The concert will start 6 p.m. and tickets, priced at 2,000 yen and 3,000 yen, can be ordered from the Thai Embassy by calling (03) 3447-2247 ext. 236 or ext. 261, or faxing (03) 3422-6750.

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