So sorry for the late posting. I’m nursing a hangover from last night’s drinking, errr, celebration of our wedding anniversary. I wanted to post ahead but could not refuse a drink (that went on and on) after a nice dinner… you get the picture 😀
Please excuse if I sound rambling in this post. So… let’s start the stamp showcase, shall we?
For the art category, I chose this 30c stamp from a set of six issued in 2007 honouring Belizean artists. The stamp below features one of the prized artworks of Louis Belisle.
|Market Scene (1989) portrays a regular market day in Belize.|
From Myanmar, formerly Burma, here’s a traditional musical instrument. It’s a drum called shan pot drum, locally called ooh si.
Valued at K50 (US$1=872kyat), it was issued between 1998-2000 and was one of the five in the series.
The music of Burma (or Myanmar) has similarities with and is related to many other musical traditions in the region, including Chinese music, Indian music and Thai music. These instruments are played in a musical scale consisting of seven tones, each associated with an animal that is said to be the producer of the tone. Each tone can be played raised, lowered or natural (corresponding to sharp, flat or natural), resulting a possible twenty-one combinations. (Source)
Here’s how an ooh si drum looks and sounds like (click the link) – Shan pot drum of Myanmar.
And last but not the least, a beautiful stamp from Cambodia featuring the Apsara dance, a classical Khmer dance, the indigenous ballet-like performance art of Cambodia.