Change Your Life by Music & Arts Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, 18-21 December 2008
Note that the deadline for Thai musicians to apply to perform at this conference is November 30, 2008. Musicians may be either Thai people with disabilities or Thai people without disabilities. Applications and queries should be directed to the conference organizers according to the instructions below. Please do NOT post or email queries to We Can Do, because this blog site is not associated with this conference in any manner.
The 2nd “Change Your Life by Music & Arts” Festival 2008
18 – 21 December 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
HOST Network of Music and Arts for Persons with Disabilities (NMAD) in support of the Health Promotion for People with Disability Program
1. Foundation for Children with Disabilities (FCD)
2. Friends 2000 Group
3. Art Lovers with Disabilities Group
4. Disabled Peoples’ International Asia-Pacific (DPI-AP)
5. Association of the Physically Handicapped of Thailand (APHT)
1. Tourism Authority of Thailand
2. PTT Public Company Limited
3. Bangkok Tourism Division, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
- To improve and promote capacity of persons with disabilities in cultural, art and music activities
- To raise awareness on disability in society by utilizing music and arts as a communication tool with society
- To strengthen network of culture, arts and music of persons with disabilities in Thailand and other countries
- To elevate the status of music and art capacities of persons with disabilities in society
- To promote accessible cultural and art tourism in Thailand
The 2nd “Change Your Life by Music and Art” Festival 2008 welcomes artists with disabilities from all over Thailand as well as other countries. It is expected to be participated in by networks/organizations/artists with/without disabilities, network of Asia-Pacific Wataboshi, international artists and Thai celebrities
18 December, Thursday Arrival of foreign participants
19 December, Friday Cultural and art sight-seeing (Supported by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration-BMA)
20 December, Saturday Festival at Santichaiprakarn Park
10:00-23:00 Booths of arts and music by organizations of persons with disabilities and others
11:00 – 18:00 Acoustic music in the garden stage
17:00 – 18:00 Panel Discussion on “Change Your Life by Music” by Senator Monthian Buntan and domestic/international artitists facilitated by Mr. Krisana Chaiyarat (disabled news reporter)
18:00 – 23:00 Concert on river stage
21 December, Sunday Departure of participants
DETAILS OF EVENT
Two performance stages (garden & river stage)
· Garden stage will start from 11:00 – 18:00 showing acoustic music and panel discussion on music and persons with disabilities
· River stage will start from 18:00 – 23:00 (main performances)
Remark: Any university students with/without disabilities who are interested in joining this festival can submit a song composed by themselves and one by other on a CD to the below address (Thai people only) starting from 15 October – 30 November 2008. The final selection of the first 10 bands will be notified on 10 December 2008 (download the application from http://www.nmad2006.com).
Panel discussion on “Change Your Life by Music”
· Senator Monthian Buntan and domestic/international artists facilitated by Mr. Krisana Chaiyarat from 17:00 – 18:00
· International artists e.g. Japan, Australia, USA, etc.
· Invited celebrieties e.g. To Saksit, Rose Sirintip, Jiab Pisut, Su Boonliang, Noo Miter, Todd Thongdee, et.
· Band/solo artist with disabilities
· Band/solo artist without disabilities
Official release of a music album from NMAD
· Ni-Samran Homwong
• Khun Petnamneung Sriwattana
• Khun Natagamon Roongtim
• Khun Nattapol Sornlump
• Khun Peerapong Jarusarn
• Khun Jeffrey Benjakul
• Khun Krisana Chaiyarat
• Khun Tankoon Chit-isara
• Khun Nattakarn Prasopsaipornkul (Note)
• DJs from Seed FM.
WHAT WE EXPECTED
- Thai artist with disabilities will be empowered by music and arts.
- Society realizes capacities of artists with disabilities leading to better understanding on disability.
- Networks of music and arts will be created in Thailand, Asia-Pacific and other regions.
- Persons with disabilities spend their free time more in music and art activities
- Music and arts will help with physical and psychological health of persons with disabilities
- Accessible tourism in cultural and art attractions will be promoted in Thailand and other countries.
HOW IT CAN BE EXTENDED
- More artists with disabilities will join activities by NMAD and FCD e.g. selection of the 10th Asia-Pacific Wataboshi Music Festival in South Korea in 2009.
- Persons with disabilities have more interest and capacities in working on music or arts as a career to earn a living in the future.
President of NMAD: Mr. Saksil Singburom
Network of Music and Arts for Persons with Disabilities (NMAD)
c/o Foundation of Children with Disabilities
546 Latprao 47, Wang Thong Lang, Bangkok 10310 THAILAND
This announcement was recently circulated via the AsiaPacificDisability email discussion list
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