LATSAMY PHOUDINDONG

LATSAMY PHOUDINDONG

Lao folk music has gained more fans with the emerging of a new princess of Morlum know as Latsamy Phoudindong. It is so cool comes to think of it that Lao people have our own distinctive, unique, music and instruments. They have been around for generations. We must be some stubborn people on Earth since there have been many influences coming from left, right and centre. Lao traditional music remains still as popular as ever!…

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DARAVANH INDAVONG

DARAVANH INDAVONG

One of many artists who crossed ocean to record their album in Sydney, Australia.  This album took in just two weeks to complete under guidance of Mr Xay Phousavanh, Owner of FANFAM Entertainment.  That is right they include music arrangement, studio recording, mixed down, graphic design, photography matter of fact the whole production. Wow! After she finished off recording her album, she joined concerts in Sydney which Laopress.com organised & coordinated. Songs from Ratrihug “ຣາຕຣີຮັກ”…

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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 SOUVANNASOUK

SITTHIPHONE SOUVANNASOUK

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 or 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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