Todd Lavelle and Thailand's Himmapan: 2nd World Concert Tour in the USA - World Musiq Festival This Fall 2009

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Creators, producers, and performers of over 3,000 concerts, TV and radio shows, and 30 major World Musiq Festivals throughout Thailand and in 5 other nations are bringing their show to America, sponsored by Singha Beer and the Foreign Ministry of Thailand. This will be a mini-festival, a visceral journey through the heritage and stories of Thailand, America, and our world as told by Todd Lavelle, an "East-West Troubadour", with dancers and great folk, Thai and Western musicians. In the month of September 2009, Thailand's Himmapan 2nd World Tour will bring "the-world-in-a-band" with Thai, African and Asian performers.

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Todd Tongdee (Lavelle) and his team at Le Musiq are most excited to bring their "HIMMAPAN: 2nd World" book, CD and performing team to the USA in the fall of 2009. They will continue to tour the world in late 2009, early 2010. With sponsorship from the Singha Corporation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thai-US Associations, Todd is bringing a full team of 12-16 (depending on the venue) world musiq players, singers, dancers complete with VDO, bi-lingual programs and his own style of "Interactive East-West" performance.

HIMMAPAN: 2nd World is based on the Thai mythical forest Himmapan in which myriad hybrid animals co-existed in relative peace and harmony. Todd has take this concept into 24 brand new Thai-World Musiq songs and stories that combine Thai folk music with the music and story of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Celtic Europe and blues, rock, R 'n B and acoustic rhythms.

Conceptually, the legends of HIMMAPAN and folktales from around the world are reinterpreted to construct concepts for building a "second World where we can live as ONE". From His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej's concepts of sustainable economics to the Native American concepts of maternal love, African harmony, Inca passion, the Karen concept of "home within the heart", Todd suggests a 2nd world of respect, laughter and kindness driving a fairer economy based on exchange and synergy.

In each city the troupe will perform HIMMAPAN: 2nd World for free hoping to draw the myriad colors of society - church groups, disabled, seniors' groups, youth groups, Native Americans and computer geeks. In practical terms, it is hoped these shows-mini-festivals will portray Thailand as the "World Ambassador" it is - host to open ideas, blossoming culture and endless human resources.

HIMMAPAN: 2nd World USA Performace Schedule 2009

Sept. 6th - Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 11th - New York City, NY
Sept. 12th - Ithaca, NY
Sept 13th - Scranton, PA
Sept. 15th - Nashville, TN
Sept. 17th - San Antonio, TX
Sept .18th - 19th - Austin, TX - 3 shows!
Sept. 20th - 21st - Houston, TX
Sept. 24th - 25th - Dallas, TX
Sept. 26th - 27th - Chicago, IL
Sept. 29th - Scranton, PA

Please visit the website,, for more info, dates, pictures, bios and profiles of the performers and videos. For San Antonio and Austin dates, call Elexia Lowe at 512-826-6629. For all other inquiries, call 570-309-7002.

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