Music

Angkanang Kunchai

Molam Bus
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Music
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Molam Bus
Bio

Angkanang Kunchai is a Thai singer borned in 1956 in Amnat Charoen. She grew up as Thongnang Kunchai in a low-income family with six siblings in a remote rural area along the border with Laos. As a young girl, she often sang along with the Molam songs on the radio while helping her family in the rice fields. Later she became the protege of renowned Molam singer Chaweewan Dumnern before rising to fame as the lead singer of the Ubon Pattana Band when she was only 16 years old. Her hit 'Isaan Lam Phloen' was released in 1972 and would later become one of Molam's most enduring classics.

Since the peak of her commercial success in the mid-70s, Angkanang's career has been given a second life in recent years through collaborations and international interest in Molam music. In 2017, Angkanang featured in a song with rapper DaboyWay of popular hip hop crew Thaitanium. The 66-year-old singer has also been performing concerts in different countries and participating in cultural exchanges with Japan. This year, she performs at Wonderfruit's iconic Molam Bus.

Since the peak of her commercial success in the mid-70s, Angkanang's career has been given a second life in recent years through collaborations and international interest in Molam music. In 2017, Angkanang featured in a song with rapper DaboyWay of popular hip hop crew Thaitanium. The 66-year-old singer has also been performing concerts in different countries and participating in cultural exchanges with Japan. This year, she performs at Wonderfruit's iconic Molam Bus.

Angkanang Kunchai is a Thai singer borned in 1956 in Amnat Charoen. She grew up as Thongnang Kunchai in a low-income family with six siblings in a remote rural area along the border with Laos. As a young girl, she often sang along with the Molam songs on the radio while helping her family in the rice fields. Later she became the protege of renowned Molam singer Chaweewan Dumnern before rising to fame as the lead singer of the Ubon Pattana Band when she was only 16 years old. Her hit 'Isaan Lam Phloen' was released in 1972 and would later become one of Molam's most enduring classics.

Since the peak of her commercial success in the mid-70s, Angkanang's career has been given a second life in recent years through collaborations and international interest in Molam music. In 2017, Angkanang featured in a song with rapper DaboyWay of popular hip hop crew Thaitanium. The 66-year-old singer has also been performing concerts in different countries and participating in cultural exchanges with Japan. This year, she performs at Wonderfruit's iconic Molam Bus.

Since the peak of her commercial success in the mid-70s, Angkanang's career has been given a second life in recent years through collaborations and international interest in Molam music. In 2017, Angkanang featured in a song with rapper DaboyWay of popular hip hop crew Thaitanium. The 66-year-old singer has also been performing concerts in different countries and participating in cultural exchanges with Japan. This year, she performs at Wonderfruit's iconic Molam Bus.