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From Bangkok and Beyond



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From Bangkok and Beyond
Thai Children's Songs, Games and Customs
By Pornprapit "Ros" Phoasavadi and Patricia Shehan Campbell
Book and CD
61 pages

Take an engaging journey through Ros Phoasavadi's musical childhood in Bangkok and learn catchy songs, singing games, seasonal and holiday customs, crafts and recipes from throughout Thailand. Each song or chant includes background information, a "Reminiscence" where Ros speaks about what the piece means to her, instructions and extensions; many also include related art or craft projects. A translation is given for each song or chant and the melody line is notated (for chants, a chart of the rhythms is given).

Includes photos, a map of Thailand, Thai language phrases and fascinating cultural context, as well as specific suggestions for connecting the selections to the MENC standards. Permission is granted for the purchaser to reproduce the map, the "Welcome to Thailand" section, individual transcriptions, recipes, craft instructions and patterns for use as student handouts (within the classroom of the purchaser).

The included CD includes a performance of all the songs and instrumentals from the book (performed by Ros and other Thai musicians); a slow pronunciation guide for each song or chant, with space for repetition; and pronunciation of common Thai words and phrases.   

For all grade levels and adoptive parents.    

Contents: About the Authors; Preface; Foreword; A Guide to Thai Pronunciation; Introduction to Thailand and Thai Culture (The People of Thailand, Learning Thai Music, History, A Word On "The King & I"); Map of Thailand; Introduction to Thai Music and Musical Instruments (Idiophones, Membranophones, Aerophones and Chordophones).   

Songs and Games: Pleeng Loy Krathong (full moon song), Pleeng Chaang (elephant action song), Poong Paang (fish trap chanting game), Maun Saun Paa (cloth chanting game), Rii Rii Khao Saan (rice chanting game), Pleeng Wan Koed (Happy Birthday song).   

Instrumentals: Pleeng Voracheed (The Virtuous Brother), Pleeng Khaang Khaaw Kin Klauy (Bats Eating Bananas), Tap Mae Sii Song Kruuang (Bird Suite).   

Resources and References: Lyrics in Thai Characters, Manora and Prince Suthon (Thai folk tale), A Few Thai Words and Phrases, Make a Loy Krathong or Paper Lai Khat Fan, Food in the Thai Tradition- Recipes (Deep Fried Wonton with Pork Stuffing).


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