Bangkok’s Rhythm of the Earth World Festival Begins – Free Live Music

Events, free — By Kevin Revolinski on February 17, 2011 at 12:49 am

Live world music and awesome barbecue will be happening this week and weekend during the 6th Annual Rhythm of the Earth World Festival in Bangkok. Head on down to Central World to check it out — it’s free!

Various local and international musical acts will give free performances on a stage in the plaza. Vendors are barbecuing around the perimeter. Last year also featured a number of international and local acts including a Grammy-nominated Zydeco band.

This year’s headliners include Faso Denya, from Burkino Faso. Thursday, February 17, U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney will stop in for some BBQ sampling and then introduce the American band, the Lee Boys who will be on at 8 pm doing their unusual steel drum gospel with a touch of blues/funk/hip hop/jazz. Other acts include som Shan music (northern Thailand), Bunterro Band from Spain, the Sri Lankan Cultural Troupe, and AMIS Ethnic Dancers from Taiwan.

The event is hosted again by American-gone-native Todd Tongdee.

Here’s a copy of the Rhythm of the Earth World Festival 2011
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Tags: bangkok, barbecue, bunterro, central world, concert, faso denya, lee boys, music festival, rhythm of the earth, schedule, shan music, todd tongdee, world music


  • kakaibangusapan says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for the info, I’ll check out the “Bunterro Band from Spain”. It’ll be good to hear some foreign band playing….. Ohhhh the Kenya Bar-b-q, haven’t tried it, surely I’ll look for it there.



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