• Center for Southeast Asian Studies

    The Analog Girl (aka Mei Wong) is a Singaporean musician, who sounds like a wispy Shirley Manson flying through space with a Tenori-on. Despite her overseas success, Wong is most proud of Singapore’s local music scene. “We have several local music compilations from the 1990s to the 2000s to be proud of from +65 Indie Underground. -CNN Travel More #TheAnalogGirl #Singapore #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/analog-girl/

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The Center’s featured song of the week is about the Thai pop group K-OTIC. They introduced their debut song in 2007 “Ya Wai Chai,” and the group has shown great range since they have performed songs in Thai, Korean, Japanese, and English. #K-OTIC #Thailand #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: www.jiggaban.com/

The Center’s featured song of the week is by the Cambodian singer Pan Ron. She was at her most popular in the 60s and 70s with a diverse mix of genres. #PanRon #Cambodia #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: khmerization.blog...

The Center’s featured song of the week is by the Vietnamese singer Uyên. In 2008, she auditioned for the 2nd season of Vietnam Idol and the third series of Sao Mai – Điểm hẹn prior to re-auditioning for Vietnam Idol (season 3), but failed to make it through. #UyênLinh #VietNam #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: Wikipedia

The Center's featured song of the week is the Filipino pop-punk band Kamikazee. They came together in 2000 and is made up of Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Puto Astete and Bords Burdeos. This song titled "Director’s Cut" is off of their album "Maharot." #Kamikazee #Philippines #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: Album cover from their 3rd album "Long Time Noisy."

The Center's newest featured song of the week is the Malaysian singer-songwriter Zee Avi. She has the distinction of being the first Malaysian singer to have albums on the US Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and top a Billboard chart (Heatseekers Album). #ZeeAvi #Malaysia #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: www.cupcakesrock....

The Center's newest featured song of the week is the band Empat Lima. Drawing on diverse influences, they have a new album Nightrider. #EmpatLima #Indonesia #SongoftheWeek. For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: gigsplay.com

The Center is happy to introduce Myo Gyi, a solo musical performer from Myanmar and one of the members of the famous band "Iron Cross." The heavy metal, hard rocker, and occasional soft rock singer is well known for his music hits: “Set Shout,” “Lay Pyay,” “Take it (Yu Like),” and “Ta Sain Ta Yout.” #MyoGyi #Myanmar #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: www.myitzuri.com/

Sponge Cola is a four-member Filipino band. Their first album was produced in 2003 with two songs, "Lunes" and "Jeepney," quickly recognized as hits with local audiences. #SpongeCola #Philipines #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: itunes.apple.com/us/album/araw-oras-tagpuan/id479874303

Pandai Besi is an eight-member Indonesian indie band. The band was formed to remake songs from Efek Rumah Kaca (ERK). Using crowd funding in 2013, the band released the reworked music. #PandaiBesi #Indonesia #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: efekrumahkaca.net

Aspidistrafly is a Singaporean music duo of April Lee and Ricks Ang. Their music is described as: ambient folk with guitar-based drone, subtle electronics, and various sound assemblages. #Aspidistrafly #Singapore #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: hanoise.com/tag/aspidistrafly/

Phạm Quỳnh Anh is a Vietnamese pop singer. In 2006 she embarked on her solo singing career with her single "Không Đau Vì Quá Đau," which became her first big hit. #PhamQuynhAnh #VietNam #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: xalo.vn/news/tl/Khoanh-khac-dep-rang-ngoi-cua-me-tre-Pham-Quynh-Anh/0-0-1-20-928805.htm

Mor Lam is a traditional form of music from Laos that is also popular in Isan Thailand. This has singing that is pitch based and sounds flexible. #MorLam #Laos #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o... Photo credit: kinkgong.bandcamp...

Harem Belle is a Thai band playing Alternative Pop Rock. Listen to “From the word “Love” and check out other music by this quirky, unconventional, up and coming band from Thailand. #HaremBelle #Thailand #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Put3ska was a Filipino ska band formed in 1993. The band’s name is word play, combining the Filipino phrase, putres ka (“damn you”) and “ska". #Put3ska #Philippines #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.org

Fakhrul Razi is an independent Brunei singer-songwriter who began writing his own songs when he was 14 years old. He has performed in numerous shows and events in Brunei and International arenas since 2004. #FakhrulRazi #Brunei #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

NOAH is an Indonesian alternative rock and pop rock band consisting of five members. #NOAH #Indonesia #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Young and talented Meas Sok Sophea (មាស សុខសោភា) in 2004 came to fame with her hit songs, “Het Avey Chet Nov Te Noek [Why do I keep missing?]” and “Aun Noek Noek Bang [I miss, miss you]”, in Rasmey Stoeung Sangke Production. #MeasSokSophea #Cambodia #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Ziana Zain is a Malaysian pop singer-songwriter, model, entrepreneur and actress. #ZianaZain #Malaysia #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Ego Lemos is known as the ‘Bob Dylan of East Timor’ for his folk songs about the struggles of his young country, and the environmental and social revitalization he has helped guide. He is an increasingly well-known musician who represents his people to the world through evocative, simple folk songs that he writes and sings in his native Tetum language. #EgoLemos #TimorLeste #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Ưng Hoàng Phúc was born on August 18, 1981 in An Giang. He was a member of the all mael group "1088," but became a solo act in 2002. #UngHoangPhuc #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

The Analog Girl (aka Mei Wong) is a Singaporean musician, who sounds like a wispy Shirley Manson flying through space with a Tenori-on. Despite her overseas success, Wong is most proud of Singapore’s local music scene. “We have several local music compilations from the 1990s to the 2000s to be proud of from +65 Indie Underground. -CNN Travel More #TheAnalogGirl #Singapore #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006. #Yuna #Malaysia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Bird Thongchai “ธงไชย” McIntyre is the featured Southeast Asian performer this week. Thongchai McIntyre was born in Bangkok in 1958 to parents James and Udom McIntyre. In 2010, Bird made his first international tour in Los Angeles and the 50th Anniversary of Lincoln Center in New York. #BirdThongchai #Thailand #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

Bảo Thy (born in June 2, 1988) is a Vietnamese Pop singer who sings and releases music through the internet. In 2006, she took part in the “Thập Đại Mỹ Nhân (Top ten beatiful girls)” competition of gameonline and placed in the Top 10. #BaoThy #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...