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19 November 2017 - 2 Kislev 5778 - ב' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Thailand celebrates Rhythm of the Earth Festival E-mail

Israeli composer, music producer and renowned Kamancha and Baglama player Mark Eliyahu was one of the main musical attractions at this year’s Rhythm of the Earth Festival in Bangkok from 15 to 18 June.

The annual festival, now in its 11th year, is a magical celebration of world music (and world barbecue), taking place on the plaza in front of the CentralWorld shopping centre complex in downtown Bangkok.

Todd Tongdee Lavelle of Lavelle Entertainment described Rhythm of the Earth as “a borderless celebration of the human race” featuring folk, ethnic, Thai and world music performers.

“We’ve had more than 5,000 performers over the past 10 years coming together to celebrate the world as it can be,” he said.

This year’s theme was “Silk Road Home”, a nod to the ancient trade route that scattered the seeds of culture far from home. Eliyahu’s music is based on ancient Middle-Eastern, Persian and Central-Asian musical traditions, brought together with European and modal harmonies that preserve the essential emotional qualities of the music, while making it accessible and inviting to everyone across boundaries of time and space.

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