By popular demand, one of Bangkok’s most creative teams bring their bus, their culture and their beautiful fabrics back to The Fields for another colorful party this February.
Last year, the silk for which Jim Thompson is world-renowned was stunningly applied to our Healing Village, making an opulent sanctuary, lined and embellished with vibrant colors and gorgeous textures. Meanwhile, the team from Jim Thompson Art Center were busy just across the lake keeping the party moving from their unusual base-camp. Their bus and truck, converted into a combined performance platform and interactive exhibition, is back this year, much to the delight of everyone who climbed on board and on top of it in 2015.
Molam Bus by Jim Thompson Art Center invites you to experience the authentic culture of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region through music and art. Experience true Thai folk music courtesy of All Thidsa, a Molam band from Mahasarakham, specializing in both traditional and contemporary Isaan music. They’ll be joined for a special performance by Pimjai Pechpralancha, the queen of poetic Lam Phloen music from Roi Et province. With this unique soundtrack in your ears, board the bus to discover the Art Center’s mini museum of Molam. Explore the culture’s social and historical significance through the graphic designs, lyrics, poetry, photography and original records exhibited inside. When you’ve delved into the archive and immersed yourself in Isaan, clamber up the ladder to the roof of the bus for a gorgeous view of The Fields, as the band continues to serenade you.
Meanwhile, Jim Thompson’s legendary fabrics will once again be used for decoration around Wonderfruit this year, from the cushions you can lounge on in The Ziggurat, to the boudoir curtains lining the Wonder Kar. Enjoy!