[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
Old Thai tunes hip once more
Long shunned by Bangkok's trendy crowd, two music genres linked to rural life become nightclub hits.
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2012 12:23

Locals and tourists would not normally hear traditional music in Thailand's hip nightclubs.

But one deejay in the capital Bangkok came up with the idea of playing music long associated with cab drivers and rural folks, showing clubbers what they have been missing.

The decision paid off and the music is now popular again, bringing in record crowds to the night scene.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Bangkok.

68

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.