Thai Music Cafe at Waseda University

06 Oct

Thai Music Cafe (Oct. 13)
~Concert by Thai’s celebrated violinist and
introduction of the Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand~

Join us for 90 minutes of total submersion in Thai culture and music!

“Bathing in rivers and killing chicken for food.”
… does that sound unsettling to you?
This is just one of the many daily routines for the Hill Tribe in
Northern Thailand (the Karen people).
In the first session, members of the Students’ Organization
“Nakori” will give a presentation about their first-hand experience
on interaction and exchange with the Karen people.

In the second session, Ruaychai Saengow, a promising violinist
from Bankok, will deliver authentic classical music in a mini concert.
While discussing the world of music in Bangkok, he will play
“Royal Anthem”, a song prevalent in Thai movies and concerts,
and Bach’s “Partita in D minor for solo violin”.

We will also have spring rolls, a popular Thai dish!

Date & Time: October 13th (Wed) 4:30-6:00pm
Venue: 1st floor, Okuma Garden House (Bldg. 25)
Schedule:4:40-5:10pm First session
– A talk about the northern Thailand minority group
5:10-5:40pm Second session
– Live violin concert and music discussion
5:40-6:00pm Free time
Eligibility: Waseda students, faculty and staff members
Fee: Free!
Registration: Not required
Language: Japanese and English
(Also Chinese and Thai during the violin event)

◆Students’ Organization “Nakori”:
Educational Exchange with Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand Project
Involved in the Educational Exchange with the Hill Tribe in Northern
Thailand. Active in homestay programs at the villages of minority
groups, cultural exchange events with the local high schools, and
various other events that facilitate understanding and realization
of different moral values and ways of living through exchange and

◆Guest performer:Ruaychai Saengow
Born in 1988, Ruaychai is a young, talented violinist who was born
and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. At the age of 16, he was included
as a member of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, a professional
orchestra in Thailand.

1.Medley of Japanese songs(including Rentaro Taki’s “Hana”)
2.Thai Royal Anthem (note: not the Thai anthem)
3.”Partita in D minor for solo violin” by Bach
4.Chopin:Nocturnes(Milstein arrangement)/accompanied by Arisa Kawasugi

Cooperation:Rika Fukuda(pianist)
Holder of a scholarship at Royal College of Music, London
and awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Solo and Chamber
Music. She took the role of the Artistic Director in the
150th Yokohama Port Opening Anniversary Piano Festival and
Competition, and was also a member of the jury for the


Inquiries:ICC  TEL: 03-5286-3990 E-mail:

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Posted by on 10/06/2010 in By Khun Shu, News


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