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take a seat, fasten your seatbelt. The pilot and the crew wish you a nice trip:
Far out, far east or somewhere else...


9/30/2016

9/29/2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (LIFE ON THE MEKONG) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

The Mekong is the natural frontier between Esan and Laos. Nowadays, the Mekong is still  used for it's fishing resources, transportation and also for the trade of goods as an easy way for border crossing...R ead it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/25/2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (WORKING: RICE FARMING) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

In Esan and Laos the production of rice is one of the main farming occupation...
Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/24/2016

SOMMUK MO LAM NOY (KHAP LAM PHUN MUANG LAO) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Today, we continue our little molam trip in Laos with another great tape from PK promotion...
Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (WORKING: WEAVING) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Weaving used to be a  major activity in Laos and Esan, producing cotton and silk fabric used mostly by locals.
Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/23/2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (MUSIC: MO LAM AND MO KHAEN) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Molam takes an important place in everyday life in Laos and Esan, it's performed during religious ceremonies and festivals as well as entertainment and during every important events of the life...
read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/21/2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (VILLAGES AND HOUSES) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Today, various kinds of traditional houses in rural areas. Not much to add as those pictures talk by themselves....

9/20/2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS (INTRODUCTION) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

As this month we are in Laos, it's a great opportunity to share some early photos from Laos and Esan. During the next 3 weeks, I'll post around 150 photos from my personal archives...
Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/18/2016

MOLAM FROM ESAN AND LAOS: MUSIC SHOPPING IN BANGKOK on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

If you plan to visit Thailand but not Laos, there is one shop selling both Esan and Laotian CD's at a convenient place in Bangok... Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/16/2016

9/14/2016

THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL... on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Molam is getting viral and it seems like the LATSAMI PHOUDINDONG tape posted here a few days ago is now all the rage in USA... 

9/08/2016

MUSIC SHOPPING: MOLAM RECORDS PRODUCED OUT OF SOUTH EAST ASIA on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

After giving you a few options to buy Esan music at a decent price and in a respectful way, both in Bangkok and online, today I made a short selection of 10 records produced out of Thailand by serious people... Read it on: saobaoesan.blogspot.com

9/03/2016

CHABAPRAI NAMWAI & SAWAYNOI NOKKAOKHAN (KOULOU NANGHOUA) on saobaoesan.blogspot.com

Following the gorgeous lam phloen tape from last week, let's listen to something very different performed by miss Chabaprai Namwai. Read it on saobaoesan.blogspot.com.