MOLAMS AND MOKHENES
> Singing and mouth organ
Charles Cros Grammy Award
Trad’Magazine: Bravo !!!
1 CD W 260137 SC848
FIELD RECORDINGS, VÉRONIQUE ET VINCENT DE LAVENÈRE, LAURENT MAIZA - LINER NOTES, VÉRONIQUE DE LAVENÈRE.
© MCM 2009
Denesavanh Chanthakhad, Vongvilay Opimsakda, Pouvieng Vathalisack, Souligna Fasavang, Bounthong Keoboula: molams.
Khamsuane Vongthongkham, Vilaphanh Phommachak: mokhenes.
This CD offers a musical journey through Laos from North to South to discover the multiple facets of a musical genre called lam in the provinces of central and southern Laos and khap in the northern provinces. This musical tradition of the molam singers and mokhene mouth organ players is claimed by the Lao as the expression that is the most representative of their identity. Desire, love and torment, flirtation, legends and events of everyday life, all unfold in the art of the singer and the dexterity and sweetness of the khene playing.