October 29, 2020

Global Explorations: Eastward Bound


We’re taking a (virtual) trip to different parts of the world and learning about music from different places! Today, we’ll learn about music from Thailand and Iran with multi-instrumentalist and composer Jon Silpayamanant. *** Born in Udon Thani, Thailand, Jon Silpayamanant is an intercultural multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music educator based in the greater Louisville area. As a biracial Thai American with musical families on both sides of the world, he has been navigating musical code switching and bimusicality for much of his life and uses that experience to inform his understanding of how music ecosystems interact, hybridize, and evolve into new styles and genres. *** More information on the Saw U More information on the kamancheh *** Donate to support this and future seasons of The Music Box.