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Two Faces of Thailand: A Musical Portrait
     

Two Faces of Thailand: A Musical Portrait

 
Not unlike "Riverdance" in its scope, this video follows the cross-country tour of a band of musicians and dancers. Sumbatacharon stars and manages his troop of Luk Tung performers, a genre that incorporates traditional folk melodies and Western Pop. Luk Tung is the common person's entertainment and is also part of the world of kick-boxing and the not-so-nice parts of

Overview

Not unlike "Riverdance" in its scope, this video follows the cross-country tour of a band of musicians and dancers. Sumbatacharon stars and manages his troop of Luk Tung performers, a genre that incorporates traditional folk melodies and Western Pop. Luk Tung is the common person's entertainment and is also part of the world of kick-boxing and the not-so-nice parts of town. Performances are elaborate and somewhat borderless, covering a multitude of styles and embracing many conventions and non-conventions. This documentary was originally released in 1983.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
UPC:
0016351121493
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shanachie
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
75,160

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[None specified]

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Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Jeremy Marre Director,Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Play Program
3. Traveling Street Theater Tradition
4. Kick Boxers Training to Music
5. Talent Competitions on Public Holidays
6. Thai Style TV Commercials
7. Massage Parlors and Disco Bars
8. Ancient & Modern Worlds Meet in Thai Boxing
9. Ceremonial Buddhist Dancing
10. Japanese Sponsored Road Shows
11. Thai Harmonies and Western Pop
12. Commercial Pop Music of Bangkok

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