this edition of framework:afield has been produced by marc behrens. for more information, see http://www.marcbehrens.com. a few words from the producer:
THAIPUSAM presented by Marc Behrens
“Documentary recordings made at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, on February 5-7, 2012.
You will hear, in this order: the surroundings in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown * music at the Mariamman Temple * the Thaipusam 2012 procession departs towards Batu Caves * the arrival of Lord Murugan’s chariot at the gate to Batu Caves * a sequence of trance music at Batu Caves * rainforest sounds.
In case you want to read on about the Thaipusam festival, check this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaipusam.
Acknowledgements: Goethe-Institut Malaysia, in particular Volker Wolf and Patsy Ng, Goh Lee Kwang, Y’ing Yin, Volkmar Hoppe, Christian Hess.