Center for Lao Studies and and Khankham Phaxayavong

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameCenter for Lao Studies
Address405 Grand Ave, Suite 202
South San Francisco CA, 94080
United States

Khankham Phaxayavong, representing the Lao Bantheung Sinh molam troupe, will collaborate with Lao American rap artist One Hunned, and the Center for Lao Studies to create a new work titled Molam Tan Smay, (Molam in the Modern Era). Molam is a traditional storytelling and entertainment genre in Laos. One of its forms, Molam Reung, is a musical folk drama that originated in rural villages and weaves together the tales of a varied cast of characters and incorporates commentary about current events and situations. Observers have likened molam to American rap music and this project will bring the two forms together.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates08/15/15 - 08/15/16
Serving United States/California/San Mateo/South San Francisco

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