Bangkok hosts International Conference on Folk Performing Arts in ASEAN

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BANGKOK, 5 September 2015 (NNT) – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday officiated at the opening ceremony of the 2015 international Conference on Folk Performing Arts in ASEAN, at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Antropology Center in Taling Chan area, Bangkok.

The conference is being organized from September 4-6, by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Antropology Center, Ministry of Culture, as part of the celebrations on the auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s fifth cycle birthday anniversary on the 2nd of April 2015.

The objectives of the conference are to provide a forum for researchers and scholars to present their studies of folk performing arts in ASEAN and to encourage Thai people to learn the cultural diversity in ASEAN countries. The event will also contribute to the creation of data-base of socio-cultural topics in ASEAN of the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Center.

Apart from paper presentations supporting further studies in folk performing arts by Thai and foreign scholars, the conference provides a platform for local people in ASEAN to demonstrate their cultural identities through folk performances. Booths of exhibits from ASEAN countries and workshop of folk performing arts are also featured in the 3-day event.