PETE SAKOUNKOU

PETE SAKOUNKOU

This man needs no introduction. Originally from Thakhek, Vilapanh Pete Sopraseuth is simply known as Pete Sakounkou. He has been living in America since 1980. Currently Columbus, Ohio is his home. Pete started singing in 1974 when he first touched the microphone back in Laos. However he really got into it in 1984 when he competed in Lao song contest singing “Hotel California”. He won first place! Pete once played with metal band and they’d…

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Believe Band

Believe Band

New emerging quartet rock band known as “Believe” just released their première song.  It’s “The Quality of Time” or in Lao meaning “ຄຸນຄ່າຂອງເວລາ”.  As the world is getting smaller and with limited time and there’s so much to do, spending quality time with your love one Believe’s new song is the best everyone can do.   Xang, Luu, Tonn and Deth make up this fine rock bank.  This simple music video is perfect introduction of…

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Customs and Traditions

Customs and Traditions

ຮີດ 12 Generally, Lao people are Buddhist. There are twelve months in Buddhist calendar. Every month there is one big celebration happening at temple annually and these twelve important ceremonies are known as Heedsipsong and followed by fourteen rules that everyone adhere to and these are known as Khongsipsee. ຮີດ ມາຈາກຄຳບາລີ ວ່າ ຈາຣີຕະ ລາວເຮົາໃຊ້ວ່າ ຈາຮີດຕໍ່ມາ ເຫລືອແຕ່ ຮີດ ຄຳວ່າ ຈາຮີດ ແປວ່າ ປະເພນີທີ່ເຄີຍປະພືດມາ ຮີດ12 ໃນທີ່ນີ້ຫມາຍເອົາປະເພນີການທຳບຸນຕາມເດືອນທັງ 12 ເດືອນ ຫລື ປະເພນີ ທີ່ຕ້ອງທຳຕາມເດືອນນັ້ນຯ ທີ່ໂບຣານເຄີຍພາທຳມາ ມີດັ່ງນີ້: 1. ເດືອນ 1 (ເດືອນຈຽງ): ນິມົນ…

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Moukdavanyh Santiphone

Moukdavanyh Santiphone

One of the best & pretty country singer from the largest province in Laos – Savannakhet, home of the largest mine –  Sepon mine, the Wat Inghang temple – built to commemorate a visit of Lord Buddha, the national hero Kaysone Phomvihane – the founder of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and the emerging country singer Moukdavanyh Santiphone.   Moukdavanyh Santiphone is coming from music family hence she exposed to music at tender age.  Living…

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Mike Phetchareun

Mike Phetchareun

The next big Lao thing?  Well, if you take Mike’s latest album, “Made In Heaven”, as an indication then it is.  It’s out now.  While music is getting angrier and the World is full of chaos and suffering and people are getting nastier, forget them.  Get this CD into your life. This album has ten brand new songs.  Romeos, the illustrious romantic guys on earth, Mike, Xay, Vila, Bay and Pin, write them.  Fans have…

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Sitthiphone

Sitthiphone

With his previous album Lermmay, he has reached Lao pop legendary status.  His latest is dropping just in time for summer, and is looking to be massive. He represents change and progress in our entertainment and music industry.  He again raises the stakes already brilliant music.  His latest songs are to remind us just how far ahead of his time.  He will again bring simplicity, beauty, elegance and brilliance back to songs we once dearly…

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SARKY

SARKY

It took until 2000 for his fame to match his talent.  That was when he released Sao online.  His latest is “Hao Pen Kon Lao” meaning we are Lao.  Some describe him as sex symbol other know him as guitar magician.  This cd was done as a band and its featuring Kou. There are some sample tracks at  site.  11 brand new tracks in all. Phouvanh Mekmoragoth is widely known for his creation of great…

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Pimay Lao

Pimay Lao

You are invited to Lao ultimate party known as Pimay Laos – Lao New Year.  This three days event fall on the 13th, 14th and 15th of April of every calendar year.  So what do we at New Year’s Day? Traditionally this is the time for spring cleansing.  We cleanse house, clothes, bed, and everything else.  Holy water is used to rinse bad spirit from body, mind and soul. Get rid off those bad omen and…

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