The Soul of Molam (1) – Isaan’s folk music from state censorship to rising global fame

Molam music has a spellbinding power. For generations, it has shaped the cultural soul of the Lao-speaking people on both banks of the Mekong River and their communities around the world. Often declared a dying breed, it continues to reinvent itself in new modern forms while serving as a source of cultural agency for the young generation.


The Isaan Record

March 20, 2020
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