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Bangkok Salsa Dance Party

Where do you go in Bangkok for hot salsa dancing? Check Inn 99 hosts twice a month a Latin Dance Party organized by DJ Leo and La Rueda. The club is transformed into a salsa dance floor with pulsating rhythms and bodies moving to Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha, Merengue, and

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Testing the Boundaries of Blues

Led by musician and composer Keith Nolan, Cotton Mouth are a blues band based in Bangkok and play local and international venues and festivals in Thailand and around the region. While testing the boundaries of traditional blues….. they like to boogie! The band digs deep into the subject of love

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Family Blues in Bangkok

The Vintagers, a four-piece blues band, was formed in 2010 by Thai musicians Whim Jingjit on guitar and vocals, Haroon Muanpreecha on drums, and Chaiyaporn Jantrame on bass. Violinist Volt W. Jingit, one of the original members and graduate of Berklee College of Music, is moving to New York. “We’ve opened

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Jazz Dinner in Bangkok

Where in central Bangkok can you grab a good meal with a glass of wine while at the same time enjoy some world-class jazz music? Check Inn 99 aims to do just that with the launch of their “Dinner with …” series with acclaimed international jazz artist Dale Barlow kicking

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Thailand’s Jazz Tradition

An interview with jazz saxophonist William Wait, who answers some questions about the Sunday afternoon jazz jam at Check Inn 99. Q: Where does the tradition of Jazz in Thailand come from? A: Of course, it started with the King – the late King. There’s always been a place in

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The Mama Noi Story

The Mama Noi story as published in the Stickman Weekly 20 May 2012. Directly opposite the Landmark Hotel is a narrow alley that you have probably walked past. Many times if you’ve stayed in the Nana area, hundreds of times if that part of town is your playground. At the

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50+ Years of Bangkok Bar History

50+ Years of Bangkok Bar History published in the Stickman Weekly 20 October 2013: Nestled amongst the hair salons, tailors’ stores, restaurants and pharmacies between Sukhumvit Sois 5 and 7 is a short, narrow corridor. This may be the busiest stretch of Sukhumvit Road, but thousands pass by this corridor

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Marking Time in the City of Angels

I always find revisiting a city I’ve lived in after a long time away a bittersweet experience. In the mid-nineties I spent nearly six years in South East Asia, with my partner Angela Savage, mainly working as a journalist. This included a year living in Bangkok, the abbreviated Thai name