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/
Preap Sovath (ព្រាប សុវត្ថិ) born February 27, 1972, in Kandal, Cambodia, is a cambodian/khmer pop singer. Sovath started his singing career in 1992. He records for Rasmey Hang Meas (RHM), generally regarded as Cambodia’s most progressive recording label. Apart from being a singer, Preap Sovath is also an actor, restaurant owner and owner of a wedding boutique. #PreapSovath #Cambodia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/preap-sovath/
“Sleepwalk Circus is an effects and often crescendo centric band with the name deriving from a played-with metaphor and definition that “living is best done with one’s eyes closed.” Their #music is occasionally called a “Frankenstein of musical genres that surprisingly works.” #SleepwalkCircus #Philippines #SEASongoftheWeek Learn more about or listen to this group: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/12/sleepwalk-circus/
Men wear a shirt known as a barong. Women wear a dress known as a mestiza. These kinds of Filipino traditional clothing are usually worn for weddings and special occasions, compared to the Islam traditional clothing which is worn on a daily basis.
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: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/04/pandai-besi/ Photo credit: efekrumahkaca.net
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: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/01/ego-lemos/
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: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/12/k-otic-%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%84-%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%84/ Photo credit: www.jiggaban.com/