Europeans retirees have found a new home in an elderly care facility in rural Buriram. The home was established by a local woman and her Swiss husband. [VIDEO]
A look into the evolution of popular Isaan music from molam, luk thung to pop. Panis Phosriwungchai traces how Isaan music transformed itself to become Thailand’s most popular music.
Luk thung-molam songs penned by independent and previously unknown Isaan singers are racking up millions of views on YouTube. How did this new generation of artists gain such massive success in Thailand’s mainstream music culture?
The Isaan Record26/03/2020
The success of Luk Thung Molam music has been credited with making Isaan culture popular all across Thailand. But the genre has also been reflecting the changing lives of Isaan people. “What really shines through is their pride, more than before, in being Isaan-Lao,” says Panis Phosriwangchai who studied popular Isaan music.
The Isaan Record24/03/2020
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.