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Grime Musician Skepta Wins Prestigious Mercury Music Prize

LONDON — Grime musician Skepta won Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for his fourth album, "Konnichiwa."

An Open Letter to Drum ‘n Bass Skeptics

Playing Drum ‘n Bass music in Bangkok in the ‘90s, I felt like a leper. No one wanted anything to do with the music. But with the frantic breakbeats and dark heavy bass of Jungle, or what was to be later called Drum ‘n Bass, or dnb, to me it was punk music for Generation Rave. Most importantly, it didn’t compromise.

Go on a 3D Digital Dance Journey Next Week

BANGKOK — Meat and cyber spaces converge on stage for audiences at a dazzling dance performance combining the human body and technology next week.

Kill a Sound With Reggae Appreciation Society

Reggae in Thailand? Though its roots are in 1960s Jamaica, the music has found its way into the hearts of people around the world including Thailand, where a vibrant scene which has spawned homegrown artists, DJs and festivals.

Wireless Earphones, Water Resistance and More Define New iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — At Apple's iPhone 7 unveiling in San Francisco on Wednesday, the tech powerhouse revealed a host of new and updated hardware and software, including a new type of headphone jack and souped-up camera. Here's a rundown of the biggest announcements.

From Iranian Scares to French Love, ‘Little Big’ Brings Indie Films to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A fearsome Djinn terrorizes a family in Iran’s first psychological horror film, an American drama details a woman’s transition to man, and a poignant Japanese drama about imperfect lives are among films ready to make audiences cry next week.
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Cinema Dolce: Watch Splendid Tales From Italy at EmQuartier

BANGKOK — Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine are a pair of faltering creatives while a more surreal couple scour an empty world to repair a broken friend in films to show at next week’s Italian Film Festival.

Parallel But Ever Apart, Worlds Clash Through Body Movement

BANGKOK — A performing artist portrays the essence of a parallel universe through body movement and expression in a work launching Friday.

Turntablists Spin On at Underground Hip-Hop’s Home ‘Tha Beatlounge’

Outside of the underground scene, many know Spydamonkee as the official DJ for superstar rapper Joey Boy, an occupation he’s had for over 10 years. But his original claim to fame came in 1997, when he he was the second DJ to represent Thailand at the DMC World Finals, a DJ competition where the best turntablists in the world compete for supremacy.

Playwright Takes Dark Turn in Puppet Production ‘Little Red’

BANGKOK — Three centuries after Charles Perrault committed fairy tale to page in “Little Red Riding Hood,” a Thai dramatist is adapting it to puppet theater with allusions the next month’s 40th anniversary of the 1976 Massacre.

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