laopress.com: Over the
past years, Lao pop/rock music has just exploded what's the view from the
inside? why is that? what is pushing them off?
sithiphone: Actually, groups of pop/rock
listeners in Laos are very small if we compare to other countries, our
population, markets or you can say "consumer".
During the past years I think Lao music has so
developed and not only pop/rock also Lao folk, traditional
Lao Lum, Louk Thong Ban Na. Some are the best in quality, and some are
not that good. There are more choices for our fan/consumer depending on what style
of music they want to listen to.
Lao government is more opened up and welcome new
ideas, including advertising sector, TV, Radio, and there are various
activities for young Lao youth. And now they are coming back to listen
to Lao songs, Still they have choices from international artists, it
is the way of new generation new Lao.
laopress.com: What is hot right now?
kind of music: pop, rock, Hip-hop, dance, etc...
laopress.com: how do you think of music
- a form of self expression? art? entertainment?
think music is an art/entertainment because music is easier to communicate
between countries without understanding those meanings.
laopress.com: tell us something nobody
knows about you? For people who don't know your music, describe your
sound. Do you write your own music?
Well, I am an easy going person, love friends, love party, and love sharing new
idea with everyone. I love to write and compose my own songs because I
can communicate the feeling of singing and the mood of words from my
There are many excellent songs
composers but I would like to share my idea more than using others.
laopress.com: What music are you
listening to at the moment?
pop, rock, countries, and Latin rock.
laopress.com: Techno friend, do you
plan to record new album together?
will get together one day it depends on whether everybody have time.
Beside "Yom" there are many songs in my albums,
they are excellent songs, "Peuan", "Lerm
Mai", " Eab Hak", "Leum Lieu" and etc...all 10 songs
Third albums will complete or finish in middle of year 2004.
And also Lao Art Media will
have big concert at That Luang Park on December 27, 2003. On that day
I may sing my 2 or 3 of my new songs.
Hope to see fan from your
end of town visiting Vientiane and celebrate New Year
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