Featuring Tingnoy . Huo Tien Onn . Lum Klom Tung . Bao Lao . Morlum Long . Mor Lum . Lum Siphandon . Viengphu Nounim . .Pua Kee Tua . Mor Lum Lao Xing . Inthaeng Keobuala . Beaut Seu Nai Lang . Aoy Jai . Lum Saravanh
Laopress : Effortlessly swirling between lush and the thick bass sound coming from this awesome Morlum is this stimulating Lum Siphandon from Tingnoy. It’s a folk music that originated from the southern part of Laos. Specifically, it’s from 4,000 islands area locally known as Siphandon.
Mor lam on Wikipedia : The characteristic feature of lam singing is the use of a flexible melody which is tailored to the tones of the words in the text. Traditionally, the tune was developed by the singer as an interpretation of gon poems and accompanied primarily by the khene, a free reed mouth organ, but the modern form is most often composed and uses electrified instruments.
New Garden : As I have written before, I consider mor lum leuang to be one of the wonders of this World. I think so because not everyone can be a mor lum just because they want to. It has to be given to by a master mor lum.
Laotian Teacher : Now that am more educated about mor lam, I can actually say it is one of the oldest form of Lao ”rap”. Also, now that I know more about the different types of mor lam, I can see why my parents and their friends were laughing and snickering when they were listening and singing it.
Jonny Olsen on MySpace : After that I went to Khon Kaen in 2005 and met a famous Morlum singer/songwriter by the name of Ratree Sivilai. She is my first teacher and she taught me how to sing Morlum. She writes songs for me.
Morlam Luktung : It’s increasingly difficult to distinguish mor lam from luk tung. Broadly, mor lam is older (although modern forms are very different from traditional ones); it is culturally Lao (although most mor lam singers are Thais from Isan); it is sung in Lao or Isan (although it is often sung partly in Thai, or on occasion even in English); it is fast (although it may be slow); and it uses traditional instruments (although it may use modern instruments).
Lao Studies : The Khene is a reed musical instrument so loved and readily recognised by the people of Laos that it has become part of their every day life similar to other instrumental terms such as table, chair, food. Many Lao have learned the word “khene” or heard the instrument being played since early childhood, but few know much about its origin or how to play it. However, some Lao scholars have been able to retrace where the word “Khene” came from in the form of legend.
Harvard Asia Pacific Review : Cultural resurgence among Thailand’s ethnic minorities is most visible in the area of popular culture. The ethnic Lao culture of the northeast has witnessed a revival in the form of commercialized popular music. Widely heard on Thailand’s radio stations today, Mor Lam is a traditional music style rooted in Lao musical traditions and sung in Lao.