LAOTIAN MUSIC: SEARCHING GROUPS & BANDS [CP]

orginally posted: July 15, 2015

So I do listen to music from many different countries around the world….

Laos is one of them.

It is also one that I noticed that I don’t really know much about it. I believe it could be because of how that country is. I could tell from music videos that the cameras used in it aren’t always the same cameras used in the U.S.

There’s different kinds of cameras and each type has it’s own way of capturing material. Some cameras produce more sharper pictures, others pictures with high contrast, etc. etc.

Anywhoo today I thought: “Hmm…How many bands/groups do I know?”

Girl Group:

Genii

Boy Group/Band

Xtreme

Boxer

That really isn’t a lot, so went on a search to find more!

And I did thanks to this site:

http://laopop4u.blogspot.com/

There does seem to be a limit though. With music videos coming from record companies/Youtube channels: Indee Records, KPY Entertainment, Valentine Music, Lao Pride Records.

It’s a pretty neat site. And I mean that in more than just things aren’t all over the place. XD

My Discoveries

Super One

It’s a boy group.

Or so I thought.

When I researched this “boy group” it seems like Super One is just a singer. ONE singer.

But I am confused, it SEEMS. I’m not even too sure if it IS.

But hey, I have found this video:

o.o And Genii went through member changes since I last heard them.

I am just going to quote the site I posted a link above on this.

“For the first time ever we get to see the new Genii all together in a music video with the release of “Hou Thun Jao Dee”. The now four member girl group consists of former members Ey and Ching along with two new comers Mui and Mee.

Although we miss Thip as a member,”

I find it quite difficult to keep up with the Laotian music scene. I think it’s been years since I’ve heard any Genii songs. So far I am one of the very very veerrrrry few people I know that listen to Laotian music. As compared to like K-pop or J-pop….OR U.S pop.

However, I am grateful for not getting region blocked. Which I found to be…a bit annoying when it came to watching videos from other countries. From Nigeria to bulgaria to Italy to Japan. Region blocking. Everywhere! Everywhere? EVERYWHERE.

Though my search for groups and bands did not end with nothing definite being found.

I DID find this duo, GB2:

http://laopop4u.blogspot.com/2013/01/gb2-duo-reveals-debut-mv_16.htmlSays they’re from PMK Records.

Though I see more hope from me in the future finding sites like this:

http://entertainment-lao.tumblr.com/

And this article:

http://laopop4u.blogspot.com/2011/04/lao-music-awards-finally-premieres.html

I mean it’s not much possible additions to add to list of Laotian bands/groups that I know. But it’s still something!

http://laopop4u.blogspot.com/2011/04/more-performances-from-lao-music-awards.html

Yep….that was pretty much the search. I guess it was sucessful but I wish I could’ve found more. D:

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MNL48: AKB48 in Philipines

This content was originally posted on another site, but I decided to move it here. It was posted March 28, 7:05 pm.

Not even the Philipines is safe from AKB48. Since there’s going to be a MNL48.
http://www.wheninmanila.com/idols-you-can-meet-akb48-filip…/
“original roster has 48.”
But currently there’s like 100+ members in total. AKB48 isn’t a girl group it’s actually a SUPER girl group. Super Girl group is when a girl group is made up of multiple girl groups. In AKB48 case it’s made up of girl group Team A, Team B, Team K and then it has like it’s own trainee group. Which girl gets to go into which single is decided by votes and rock paper scissors.

…I’m not a fan of AKB48. It’s just they’re like everywhere! I can’t watch no Japanese talk show (variety show) without seeing at least one person that is or was in AKB48.

This is placed within Japanese Music because: 1. The creator of this system is Japanese 2. It’s a sister group of a Japanese band  3. It is very likely that MNL48 like other sister groups of AKB48 will be singing AKB48 songs in their respective language.