Street photography comes to Chiang Mai
Alex Soulsby offers up colorful portraits of
By Shana Kongmun
“Urban Stills” an exhibition of street photography by Alex Soulsby and Colin
Rhodehamel opened at Sangdee Gallery on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The photos,
both in color and black and white, take a look at those every day scenes
that we all walk past and those we ignore. The world around us is filled
with images that seem mundane or commonplace but these two photographers
take a look at the city streets with fresh eyes.
The exhibition is held on the second floor of Sangdee Gallery and it is one
that is worth battling Nimmanhaemin traffic and climbing the stairs to see.
These two young photographers, although resident in Thailand for many years,
still manage to take a new look at the world around us, forcing us to notice
the unnoticeable, seeing art in the streets of Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
Sangdee Gallery is located on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 and is open daily.
Colin Rhodehamel presents photos of street
scenes of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Jumpin and jiving
with Biggles Big Band
Band performed at the Chang Garden to a full crowd.
By Shana Kongmun
The very popular and entertaining Biggles Big Band returned to a sold out
venue at the Imperial Mae Ping on Sunday, February 24, 2013. More than 300
people attended the concert which was held at the Chang Beer Garden. The
popular band played jazz, swing and the songs of Frank Sinatra.
Their classic big band style and popular songs are always a crowd pleaser
that sees not just expats but Thai fans as well. With the compositions of HM
the King, Jazz is very popular in Thailand and the enduring popularity of
the Dutch Biggles Big Band as they travel to the Kingdom is a testament to
This 20 piece orchestra recreates the popular music of the Swing era with
hits from Glen Miller, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey. Formed in 1985, the
band returns to Thailand year after year and are a big hit in Chiang Mai
Biggles Big Band also played on Chiang Rai on the 25th of February at The
performed all the favorites as well as hits of Frank Sinatra (Photo courtesy
jazz from the big band drew in local residents. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)
Band performed at The Legend in Chiang Rai, here they are seen here with
Marc Dumur, General Manager of The Legend Chiang Rai.
Chiang Mai Ensemble
returns to the stage
The Chiang Mai Ensemble is a quintet of
classically trained and very talented musicians, they will be performing
March 23, 2013.
By Shana Kongmun
Mark your calendars as some of the finest musicians in Chiang
Mai are returning to the AUA auditorium stage on Saturday, March 23,
Featuring five talented musicians; Remi Namthep on the piano, Mutita
Narkmuang on the guitar, Xavier Vichitporn on the flute, Witsaruth
Tawinno on the Cello and the ethereal counter tenor of Ong-ard
Kanchaisak, the evening will focus on Spanish composers. Titled Viva
Espagna, the evening will also offer the premiere of “Amor Eterno”, a
piece written especially for the Ensemble by Chiang Mai composer
The concert will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m at AUA Chiang
Mai. Tickets are a very reasonable 200 Baht and can be reserved by
phone. 089 757 9875. Be sure and attend this evening as it shows that
the quality of music on offer in Chiang Mai is second to none.