He has achieved the most amazing fusion of art and sound from his latest experiment I ever heard.  This will be another indication of how darn good his or Lao music will be. No doubt, this album will be instantly powerful, intricately compelling, has immerse longevity and his unique artistic statement.  More >> . More info Rating:


Willy Denzey, another brilliant R&B artist from France released his third single from the album ACTE II.  Check it out Rating:

At last we have Joey Sisouvath third album.  As documented that last week we interviewed him for our TV section.  His brand new songs uploaded.  If you like what you hear then grab them from music store now.  More info  Rating:


This Hip Hop song from Lao Crimino will surely set a new bench mark for Lao Hip Hop and will become most talked about song of all time in the history of modern Lao music.  This group of Lao Crimino will conquer and lay claim their Hip Hop territory.  There is no shocking rhymes here but smooth, beautiful and perfect .....Pix of Lao Crimino  More info Rating:


 LAOPRESS:  Give us a bit of Vanida back history?


VANIDA:  I was born in Chiangrai, Thailand on July 12, 1979 but my parents are from Laos. My family and I came to the U.S. A. in 1987. Yes, it was a big change but it was for the best "smile".

I always dream of becoming an artist, but I’ve never thought I'd made this far. Initially, I just want to have an album for remembrance.  I can at least look back and say "I have fulfilled my dream!"

I currently reside in Dallas, Texas. I am still attending school for medical coding and billing. But still try to manage some times to compose music for myself.

LAOPRESS:  When did you first bitten by music bug?

VANIDA:  If baby could talk inside the mother's womb, my mother would've heard me singing already "laughing". I'm just joking. Another word, I was born with the love of music.

LAOPRESS:  When did you release your first CD?

VANIDA:  My first CD released on Lao's New Year in 2001. To many, my album seems new. Because they'd never heard of me. If it wasn't for ai Noy Sydanon, I don't think I'd posted here on your site. I like to take this opportunity to thank him and Ai Bounchanh from Wattay Production also. Thank you very much for you support.

LAOPRESS:  How many albums have you released?

VANIDA:  This is my first album and hopefully the next one will come out soon. I am not going to say when because I don't want to break the promise. I'll keep it as a surprise.

LAOPRESS:  How would you describe the resulting sound of your latest CD? Type of music/sound/vision/.......

VANIDA:  Not up to my satisfactory level yet, but I will try to do better on my next album. There's always room for improvements, right?

LAOPRESS:  Was there something significant that happened in your life that you needed to write a song in your first album?

VANIDA:  It's the thought of wanting to be different. I want to bring in something new and I want us to expose to something different other than same thing all the time. This is the kind of music I love and I want to share this with everyone.

LAOPRESS:  What is your favourite song in your new CD? Why?

VANIDA:  My favourite song is song # 5 Beua. It makes people that I know cry when they listen to this song and It’s from personal experience I'm also touched by this song.

LAOPRESS:  Musical influence or role models?

VANIDA:  There are so many artists on my list that I really inspired and admired by their productions and personalities. To name a few: Thanh Voradeth, Ketsana, Phone, Noy Sydanon, and more….

LAOPRESS:  What do you use as inspiration for your songs?

VANIDA:  All songs base on the reality of everyday live. The way we live our lives. I believe that at one point in our lives all of us have experienced suffering and happiness.  The suffering is pretty much what my songs are all about. I was able to put a lot of feeling and emotions into the songs.

LAOPRESS:  How happy have you been with the response to your last album?

VANIDA:  Even though it's not really up to my expectation level yet. It's new to a lot of people. There are positive feed backs as well as negatives. Which I think it's normal.

LAOPRESS:  Do you ever get nervous when performing live or in front of large audience?

VANIDA:  Yes, very nervous especially the first song. Thing would get smoother after second song or so.

LAOPRESS:  Are you planning to go on tour soon?

VANIDA:  In fact, yes, my next tour will be on November 1st in Montreal, Canada and the fallowing night November 2nd in Ontario, Canada as well.

LAOPRESS:  What do you do for fun? Hobbies...?

VANIDA:  I am trying to compose my own music on my free time, which I hardly have. I do listen to a lot of music, too.

LAOPRESS:  Is being a star difficult?

VANIDA:  Well......I'm not sure if I'm at that point yet. But I'm pretty sure that there are some difficulties going on.

LAOPRESS:  Have you got what you want out of your music career?

VANIDA:  Yet, it's too soon so to speak. If I can actually turn this into a career, which I hope I could, then no, I don't think I have yet.

LAOPRESS:  Have people changed their tastes in music?

VANIDA:  I really hope that some have. I don't know yet.... We'll have to wait and see.

LAOPRESS:  Is there anything else that you would like to add?

VANIDA:  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank LaoPress for your support and for giving me the opportunity to be part of the group. I am very grateful.

I'd love to stay in music business and sing to the world for as long as I could, but that won't happen without the support from all of you "my fans".

I hope for my acceptance into your world. Thank you very much.

Best regards, Vanida




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