Welcome to ซาวด์เบ้าท์อีสาน (saobao Esan). "Saobao" is a Thai anglicism "sound about" it's also the nickname given to portable tape cassette players in Thailand. This blog is aimed to share and document the amazing Esan culture through it's rich musical heritage. Molam (หมอลำ) and luk thung (ลูกทุ่ง) of course and also all kinds of music from northeastern Thailand in traditional or modern forms, usually from my personal collection of tape cassettes. บักสีดาฟังลำ!
Monday, 1 August 2016
31 MAYURA FAHSITHONG (20 PLENG MAN JANG WA SAM CHA)
MAYURA FAHSITHONG / มยุรา
Yesterday, I started to celebrate my 100th shared record with an homage to early molam records, for the rest of the week, it's PARTY TIME! We'll have some fun posts everyday including some fun photos, videos and off course a bunch of fun tapes (quite far from my usual posts for sure). Those who are in the middle of summer holidays will have a good oportunity to dance with friends I guess... Let's start the party with some mid 90's fun and fast luk thung with 20 PLENG MAN JANG WA SAM CHA.
MAYURA FAHSITHONG was born in the province of Sisaket. When she was still young, her familly moved to the eastern province of Sa Kaeo, on the Cambodian border. At the age of 12, she turns her passion for singing into a part time job while she was on grade 6 at school. At 16 she joins the army before starting a carreer as luk thung singer.
stage costumes drying in the backyard
The tape we have today is a fun medley, over 50mn of non stop music (including quite a few covers... you should be able to easily recognize some of those). The tape cover clearly states that it's luk thung but it also feature some influences from Khmer/Esan kantruem and some furious molam... Miss Mayura still sings and as far as I could see she did not loose her energy at all. For now, call some friends, it's party time!