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Never Give Up! Rising Star Alita Gets Set to Shine At Cool & Kawaii Japan 2019

Alita Alounsavath at Cool & Kawaii Japan 2019 in Vientiane, Laos

Laos’ singer and rising star Alita Alounsavath is set to perform in the capital Vientiane for Cool & Kawaii Japan 2018 on Saturday evening (Feb 16).

ULUVUS Simply Beautiful: Falang Lao Legends Breathe In, Rock Out In Time for Visit Laos Year 2018

Once more with Luv: ULUVUS for one night only Saturday 22 December 2018 at WINd-WEST

What can you say about ULUVUS?
A few years less ancient than Vat Phu (Wat Phou) Champassak;
Probably not as well preserved as the olde towne of Luang Prabang,
Mysterious and curious though somewhat less
 so than the Plain of Jars;
Beguiling like a tune from a secret admirer, yet not quite a Khaen.

Such aims, like a UNESCO World Heritage Listing, may lie somewhere between old news, overdue recognition, aspirational daydreams and due any moment, but in any case, how could you fault the ambition of these relative titans of the (admittedly diminutive) Falang Lao musical landscape, known collectively as ULUVUS.

ULUVUS: Like an Old Hand Back From A Distant BBQ, Ready to Rock!

Like Seasoned BBQ Hands Back From A Distant Char Grill, ULUVUS Ready to Rock!

What can be said with relative certainty is few more pallid a phalanx of menfolk have flown as true in the worthy attempt to give the invisible bamboo ceiling of popular culture success in Laos a real shake.

Performing in the Lao language inspired by the wit and guile of troubadours past, the oft uniformed gents gathered a following among local and international fans alike.

Now, they are back from distant points of the globe to the epicenter of Vientiane evening amusement known and loved by generations; WINd-WEST Pub.

Inscribed on the Indee Records imprint, the lads spent a few well-spent years of the late 00’s and early to mid 10’s in Laos, lighting up the stage more than a fair few times and put out more than a couple of music videos if Youtube is anything to go by.

ULUVUS – Ma dort ma den ma man ມາໂດດມາເຕັ້ນມາມັນ

LUV, Like, Share with your friends der! the new ULUVUS video!

Posted by ULUVUS on ວັນຈັນ ທີ 15 ກັນຍາ 2014

Gone but hardly forgotten and with a facebook page boasting no less than 36,000 likers (FB existed back then?!) they and their legions of aficionados call on fellow diehard fans and newbies alike, particularly those that fulfill the following criteria:

a) still alive in the physical sense;
b) of sound mind and body;
c) geographically proximate to WINd West Pub

to come out of the woodwork forthwith for this fully renovated if not reincarnated performance.

ULUVUS

ULUVUS perform boat racing festival way back in 2011

Like a flashback to another lifetime, you will be boasting old-time reminiscences with tall tales and rock hand signs to be to be hoist anew at the endless metaphorical BBQ of rock and roll.

Wao pasa lao bor dai ເວົ້າພາສາລາວບໍ່ໄດ້

ເວົ້າພາສາລາວບໍ່ໄດ້

Posted by ULUVUS on ວັນອາທິດ ທີ 5 ຕຸລາ 2014

Swiss Horn, Lao Khene, Fanglao Whip Up A Storm for the Ages at Lao National Circus

Winds & Musics

With a horn blazing, local and international folk were drawn out of Vientiane’s homes, guesthouses and hotels like the children in the fabled tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin as “Winds and Musics”, a traditional x modern Lao-Swiss music/dance collaboration, descended with much fanfare upon the capital Friday night.

Out front from the beginning was the incredible swiss horn and saxophone of Switzerland’s own Eliana Burki, ably backed on guitar.

The outsized intruments were hard to miss, and the sounds they created well-adjudged sublime.

The attendees were entranced further when the swiss sounds were joined by the sound of the Lao khene pipe and drums.

Things went up another notch with the addition of dancers, expressing the sounds in the physical form, much to the selight of the crowd of many ages and nationalities.

The intimate yet inclusive Lao National Circus space once again proved a phenomenal locale within to enjoy live music, with the city’s denizens counting down the days until the next chance to enjoy each other’s company in the Lao capital.

Thank you to all including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation the Winds & Musics Swiss-Lao ເຂົ້າຊົມຟຣີ event, Eliana Burki and all artists for a great Friday night experience in Vientiane, Laos!

Check out more images at @Laos Briefly.

VangVieng Music Festival 2 Sets Out To Make Entertainment History

Those unlucky people who missed the Vangvieng Music Fest organized by Samart Event Organizer last week will get the chance to attend the Vangvieng Music Festival 2 hosted by Lao Bangfai and Lao Pride Records this weekend.

Taking place on December 23-24 at the Lom Cave in Vangvieng, everyone will get the chance to say goodbye to 2016 with a huge bang.

The festival features live bands and DJs from Laos and abroad.

Lao Bangfai Prime Association representative, Anousa Phothisan, said the festival will host Lao bands such as Leprosy, L.O.G., Neung Super One, and Thai bands such as Slot Machine and Tattoo Colour. Other acts include DJs and bands from beyond the Southeast Asian region.

Tickets are on sale for 70,000 kip at branches of Amazon Café and True Coffee.

Anousa said his team will provide an all new lighting system and special effects display on stage to max out the party atmosphere.

He expects the audience to exceed last year’s numbers and said he was confident the festival would be a boon for tourists visiting the area.

Other exciting entertainment activities provided by Lao Bangfai and Lao Pride Records are also on the schedule to make this festival an unforgettable one.

Major sponsors include Lao Brewery Company (Beerlao), Spy Wine Cooler, and other media partners.

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Source: Vientiane Times

TK Singers Launch New Music

Two new singers from TK Soundlao Entertainment Company (TK), Mr Sengchan Sainamper and Ms Somleudy, recently launched new singles.

Mr Sengchan’s new song is called Yarkmikhonkhangkai. It is a love song written by the famous songwriter, Mr Bounthom Ph anthamaly.

It describes a lonely boy who is looking forward to finding a girl to love, as he desperately needs someone by his side to comfort him.

Ms Somleudy’s first single is titled Yasiachaibordaihed, which she sings together with a popular artist from TK- Ms Pookky Ngernlarn.

Her single is written by Sengdala Pakkathong. It describes a girl waiting for a boy, who has made a promise to help her grow chilli plants after the rainy season finishes. However, he doesn’t come as promised, so the girl finds another boy to help her to grow the chilli plants. She tells the first boy, you should not be sad you missed your chance to grow chillies with me because yo u broke your promise.

Mr Sengchan Sainamper is from Huaphan province and is now working in Vientiane. He loves singing and this is his first time working with a large entertainment company.

They are both very happy with the launch of their singles, which are now available on YouTube.

After taking part in the Songfahadao 2 Contest, Mr Sengchan received an invitation to work with TK.

While Ms Somleudy is also a new comer to TK, she already has experience singing Lamsing (a kind of traditional, Lao folk song).

Ms Pookky Ngernlarn is a popular singer with TK and has already produced many albums.

Many of her songs have become popular among music lovers nationwide. She has already cooperated with TK many times, but this is her first time singing together with Ms Somleudy.

Mr Sengchan told Vientiane Times that he is proud to work with TK and very happy about the launch of his first single.

I am very happy and proud t o be singer with TK. I would like to thank the company for giving me a chance. This is my first time officially releasing music. My song is now available on various media channels. I would like to introduce myself and my single to the public and also ask for the support of Lao music lovers. Of course, I will regularly continue to produce new music for them, he said.

Ms Pookky Ngernlarn said that she is very happy cooperate with TK again and to sing a song with Somleudy. She thanked all of her fans for their previous support.

This is my first time singing with Ms S omleudy and I am very happy about it. I am sure music lovers will like this single because it is a joyful song. I would like to thank our listeners for their support of both my previous albums and of my new single with Ms Somleudy. Hopefully, TK will continue to support my work. I will do my best to produce the best music for them, she said.

 

Source: Vientiane Times

TK Sound Lao Welcomes New Artists at Music Launch

Following on the success of its previous three launches, TK Sound Lao Entertainment recently held another promotional event for traditional folk songs and to introduce new artists to the public.