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Friday, 15 April 2016
RECORDS SHOPPING IN BANGKOK (part 1)
As today it's record store day I spent some time to put up a little list of shops you should visit if you plan to visit Thailand. If you ever bough some re-editions or compilations of Esan music you will soon notice that those cd or vinyls you bough in your home country where just 10 times more expensive than the real deal and that unlike what you can read online or in magazines it's not at all forgotten or hard to find music. Many Esan people are proud of their cultural heritage and if you can find those records you can also ear molam and luk thung Esan everywhere in the streets of Bangkok.
If you like Esan music (well, Thai in general) enough to think you could buy 40 of those records during your life, it's actually worth shopping here in Bangkok as the price of those 40 records in your home country would cover the plane tickets fare and about a week in a standard hotel outside of the touristic areas... as well as the 40 records. Think about it!