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Soul of Siam II

Soul of Siam II

Playing tracks by

Gawao Siangthong, Chantana Kittiyapan, Bualuang OST, The Impossible, The Petch Phin Thong Band and more.

The Molam journey continues!!!

"Molam is country music that's been played in the Thai and Laotian hinterlands since the 17th century. Its Thai home is in Isaan, a region in the Northeast of the country where many working class people live.

Molam underwent a major shift in the 60s and 70s, thanks to the influence of the American GIs stationed at five army bases around Isaan. They brought psychedelic, rock, soul, and funk music with them from America via guitars, records, and radio stations broadcast from the bases. The Molam players absorbed these sounds and were intrigued by them."

*Thanks to Ryan Hora for turning me on to these spectacular sounds!*

To learn more about Molam, or ‘Siamese Soul’ music, go HERE : https://www.vice.com/en_id/article/mvxdmy/thailands-forgotten-country-psychedelic-music-is-making-a-comeback

As always,

*** ENJOY ***

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