With their popular party series Paradise Bangkok and hand-picked compilations, record collectors and DJs Maft Sai & Chris Menist singlehandedly brought back the rich culture of Thai pop music of the 1960es and 70es to the public’s attention. The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band is their attempt to stage this extravagant music again: Vintage Molam music played with a 21st century vibe, an infectious and highly danceable mixture.
With Kammao Perdtanon on Phin (that’s a lute) and the 73-year old Sawai Kaewsombat on Khaen (an East Asian harmonica) the group features two absolute wizards of Molam, a style originally hailing from the country’s poor Isan region. These legendary characters are being backed by a hot young rhythm section formed by some of the most up and coming young musicians in Thailand’s capital.
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band LIVE
Monday, June 9th, 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch Berlin | Skalitzer Str. 134 / 1st floor | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg