Worakron “Mod” Kongsuk didn’t know how to play a phin nor did he listen to molam. Today, he makes some of the finest electric phin in the country. He talks about his craft and the future of molam instruments.
Maha Sarakham was once known as the capital of molam. Dozens of molam agents were once busy taking booking requests from people from all across the region seeking molam troupes for festivals, temple fairs, weddings, and funerals. Today only two molam agencies are left in the city.
A talk with Arthit “Fai” Mulsarn, the manager of the Molam Mobile Bus Project about the challenges of curating a molam exhibition and the political history of the genre.