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Bird Thongchai “ธงไชย” McIntyre is the featured Southeast Asian performer this week. Thongchai McIntyre was born in Bangkok in 1958 to parents James and Udom McIntyre. In 2010, Bird made his first international tour in Los Angeles and the 50th Anniversary of Lincoln Center in New York. #BirdThongchai #Thailand #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/12/bird-thongchai-mcintyre/

Originally the lead singer with the band Endorphine, Da and her band released their first album Prik in 2004, with hit single “Puan Sa Nit” topping many radio charts in Thailand. #DaEndorphine #Thailand #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/09/da-endorphine/

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Thai inspired illustrations for the Monocle Mag

Illustrated Map of Thailand

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Buddha Statues, Ayuthaya, Thailand, Southeast Asia

Buddha Statues, Ayuthaya--I have a little Thai buddha in my backyard I got because it reminded me of this trip.

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10 Idyllic Surreal Places that Make Thailand One of the Most Beautiful Countries in The World

Cliff and boat in Krabi, Phuket, Thailand | 10 Idyllic Surreal Places that Make Thailand One of the Most Beautiful Country in The World

Harem Belle is a Thai band playing Alternative Pop Rock. Listen to “From the word “Love” and check out other music by this quirky, unconventional, up and coming band from Thailand. #HaremBelle #Thailand #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/03/harem-belle/

"Sacred Skin: Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos" by by Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat - Sacred #tattoos, called sak yant in Thailand, have been around Southeast Asia for centuries and afford protection from accident, misfortune, and crime. Young women get tattooed with love charms in order to attract better partners, while adolescent men use the protective power of their #yants in fights with rival youth #gangs. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/11/tattoos-of-southeast-asia/

The Center’s featured song of the week is about the Thai pop group K-OTIC. They introduced their debut song in 2007 “Ya Wai Chai,” and the group has shown great range since they have performed songs in Thai, Korean, Japanese, and English. #K-OTIC #Thailand #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/12/k-otic-%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%84-%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%84/ Photo credit: www.jiggaban.com/

Ego Lemos is known as the ‘Bob Dylan of East Timor’ for his folk songs about the struggles of his young country, and the environmental and social revitalization he has helped guide. He is an increasingly well-known musician who represents his people to the world through evocative, simple folk songs that he writes and sings in his native Tetum language. #EgoLemos #TimorLeste #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/01/ego-lemos/

Laila's Lounge (Malaysia) was formed in 1998 when they played numerous shows in the late 90s and early 2000, captivating audience with their musical textures and sonic-like sound scape garnering positive reviews from the general gig going community in the process at that time. After many changes in the performers, in 2004 the band was reformed and creating new material. #LailasLounge #Malaysia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/lailas-lounge/

Ziana Zain is a Malaysian pop singer-songwriter, model, entrepreneur and actress. #ZianaZain #Malaysia #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/01/ziana-zain/

Preap Sovath (ព្រាប សុវត្ថិ) born February 27, 1972, in Kandal, Cambodia, is a cambodian/khmer pop singer. Sovath started his singing career in 1992. He records for Rasmey Hang Meas (RHM), generally regarded as Cambodia’s most progressive recording label. Apart from being a singer, Preap Sovath is also an actor, restaurant owner and owner of a wedding boutique. #PreapSovath #Cambodia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/preap-sovath/

Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006. #Yuna #Malaysia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/01/yuna/