This Southeast Asian city is known to be the “city of a thousand smiles”.
Bangkok is a mix of East Indian and Chinese cultures, and quietly, some African mixtures. Over time the Chinese won out, making Buddhism the dominant religious belief, affecting and effecting the artform.
Among the avenues for mental peace and satisfaction is music, primarily approved by the aristocrats of the society. Using crude instruments, natives entertained that “crust” with devotion and reverence, at funerals and weddings.
Last week the Motor House Art Center in Baltimore, gave us a taste of Bangkok in its classical form.
And this is happens when people from such a city, take residence in what the world has come to know as “charm city USA”, Baltimore Maryland.