Music

Sombat Chimla x Kammao Phin Pra-Inn

Molam Bus
Category
Music
Where
Molam Bus
Time
19:30-20:30,
Dec 18
Bio

Kammao Phin Pra-Inn, aka Kammao Perdtanon, is a well-renowned Phin Player in The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band and is often dubbed as Thailand's Jimmy Hendrix of Phin. Born in Roi Ed province of Isaan, from a long lineage of a playing Phin family, he was taught to play the instrument by his father from the age of two and was immediately infatuated with the sound. At the age of 9, he already started performing the Phin live at school concerts and temple fairs in and around the Isaan region. In 1985, he visited Bangkok looking for gigs and recording deals, and finally, in 1986, Kammao had the opportunity to release his first Phin solo on cassette. This was followed by contract signings with a few Molam/Luk Thung labels in Bangkok, and a remarkable series of instrumental solo Phin albums were then released and sold kingdom-wide. He also taught Isaan music at Mahidol University, spreading his knowledge of Isaan music and its culture to a new generation.

Sombat Chimla was born in 1963 and experienced an accident that resulted in blindness—but his heart never gave up, and invisibility did not hinder his life. When he was six years old, his father taught him the blowing flute. Intended to be a tool for communication, thoughts and feelings—and also a career for blind people—he encouraged his son to play alongside a Molam singer in their neighborhood. Today, his outstanding abilities, talent and determination have surpassed those with good eyesight. He has performed on TV shows and built a reputation that is recognized at the national level for his ability and dedication to blowing. Aside from television, he's also performed in front of government and private agencies and with a national and world-renowned orchestra. His legacy is to leave the sounds of Isaan heritage to the younger generation for years to come.

Kammao Phin Pra-Inn, aka Kammao Perdtanon, is a well-renowned Phin Player in The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band and is often dubbed as Thailand's Jimmy Hendrix of Phin. Born in Roi Ed province of Isaan, from a long lineage of a playing Phin family, he was taught to play the instrument by his father from the age of two and was immediately infatuated with the sound. At the age of 9, he already started performing the Phin live at school concerts and temple fairs in and around the Isaan region. In 1985, he visited Bangkok looking for gigs and recording deals, and finally, in 1986, Kammao had the opportunity to release his first Phin solo on cassette. This was followed by contract signings with a few Molam/Luk Thung labels in Bangkok, and a remarkable series of instrumental solo Phin albums were then released and sold kingdom-wide. He also taught Isaan music at Mahidol University, spreading his knowledge of Isaan music and its culture to a new generation.

Sombat Chimla was born in 1963 and experienced an accident that resulted in blindness—but his heart never gave up, and invisibility did not hinder his life. When he was six years old, his father taught him the blowing flute. Intended to be a tool for communication, thoughts and feelings—and also a career for blind people—he encouraged his son to play alongside a Molam singer in their neighborhood. Today, his outstanding abilities, talent and determination have surpassed those with good eyesight. He has performed on TV shows and built a reputation that is recognized at the national level for his ability and dedication to blowing. Aside from television, he's also performed in front of government and private agencies and with a national and world-renowned orchestra. His legacy is to leave the sounds of Isaan heritage to the younger generation for years to come.