Land of Smiles: Thailand
Thai folk songs and dances - such as the beautiful fingernail dance and the precision bamboo dance - are filmed in performance, as is a segment from the classical the epic poem/dance, the Ramayana. The program also looks at Thailand's rural cottage industries and river trade, explores temple ceremonies, architecture, and religious art as well as the Buddhist way of life in the monasteries and villages.
"I am pleased that these thirty year old films are again available for the study and teaching of world musics, offering both students and faculty many rare and extended segments of rarely seen musical events." Dr. Terry Miller, Department of Ethnomusicology, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University
One DVD program with English narration. 26 minutes. Film originally released in 1973.(NTSC ONLY)
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