You've heard the catchy Lao songs at one of the beer gardens around town and its stuck in your head? Know how to play the guitar? Come connect with local musicians in town! Music for everyone school is a non-profit dedicated to teaching music for the locals. Contribute to their cause and at the same time experience the essence of the local people, which is often embedded in its music.
Connecting with a local musician and learning how to play a local song is something truly amazing, and that's when you feel like you truly know a place and feel for it. Come try it for yourself and you'll understand!
The videos show the 3 songs that you will be able to learn, each a classic Luang prabang song depicting life in the villages and representative things like sticky rice, chilli paste, mountains and the like!
At the Music school you can also volunteer to teach a class for the students and various sessions are available everyday with enthusiastic Lao students who are bright and very keen to learn.
Note: You need to be fairly proficient in most Guitar chords as basics of playing a guitar would not be gone through. Feel free to have a music cultural exchange by teaching your host something in return ;)
Songs you will learn:
Song: Yensabai Sao Na
This song talks about the life of farmer in Luang Prabang, and how they people here enjoy farming and relaxing in their farmlands.
It also talks about the things people farm, including the most important sticky rice, fruits, vegetables, fish and animals.
Song: Sern Thiew Luang Prabang
A song about the main sights and attractions of Luang Prabang! Including Phouxi mountain, the various famous temples and also the exotic food such as jeow-bong, or lam.
The singer is advertising about the beauty of his hometown and imploring all to come and visit his village.
Song: Dok Champa
This song celebrates Lao's national flower the champa, or also known as the plumeria.
It describes the beauty of the flower and the Lao people and how the people love the sweetness and fragrance of the flower.