THE STORY OF SONGKHANE

THE STORY OF SONGKHANE

It is not easy to explain why some countries in Southeast Asia, such as Burma, Combodia, Laos and Thailand, and even Sri Lanka, have chosen April the 13th as the beginning of their new year. It is not easy to explain why some countries in Southeast Asia, such as Burma, Combodia, Laos and Thailand, and even Sri Lanka, have chosen April the 13th as the beginning of their new year. However, according to nature, April…

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THE SOUKHOUANE AND THE LAO PEOPLE

THE SOUKHOUANE AND THE LAO PEOPLE

By Dr Thongrith Phoumirath The ritual known to the Lao as the Phithi Souane or Phithi Baci is a ritual to call back, welcome, propitiate and unite the khouane with the physical body.  It is the ubiquitous of all Lao functions and celebrations, and integral part if Lao family life. It can be held for a farewell, welcome, birth of a baby, birthdays, house warming, job promotions, harvest, new car, marriage and a New Year…

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TYPHOON

TYPHOON

Toronto, Canada – February 19, 2010:  KHAMP MEDIA, a Multimedia division of The Flare Group is ecstatic to announce the newest and hottest band in Canada, TYPHOON.  Typhoon marks the first new generation to have the ability to perform a mixture of Lao/Thai & Western music from Lumvong, Rock, Pop and Morlum. Typhoon consists of five (5) musical talents: Yang- lead vocals/guitarist, Chan – vocals/guitarist, Nick – lead guitarist, Thuck – bass and Harry –…

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CHITPANYA

CHITPANYA

After wowing music fans with their “Yood Vera” album, Chitpanya is ready to tackle the notoriously difficult follow-up offering.  After serious listens to their revamped songs from their latest album called “Tribute Chitpanya Revamp”, the only difficult thing will be getting your hands on this excellent CD.  With their outstanding vocals, dynamic guitar playing, husky voices, romantic lyrics, it’s hard not to fall in love with this Lao sensation all over again.   There are…

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TON ANILOUT

TON ANILOUT

This beauty from Ton Aniluth is sure geared up to be number one hit song in the land of million elephants.  It’s called Suksee meaning Dignity.  It released under steady guidance of Tee Udalai, one of the best pop music promoters, songwriters and producers. Even since appearing at That Laung Music Concert along with many famous Lao artists from over country, Ton’s popular’s soaring.  It’s sure boosting his self confidence being recognised as one of…

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Numtow

Numtow

Five young, fresh-faced and good looking individuals, all are from different villages of Vientiane capital come together to form this fine band called Numtow.  It’s not their talents nor their good looks differentiate them from other good decent bands from the capital but it’s their formation.  They are the only band fronted by hot and beautiful lead singer. “Tovhao Looplung” meaning “Killing Me Softly” is their official première track recently featured on Lao television channel. …

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