Sunday, August 30, 2009

sai sai mao: kau yon phe tang

singer: sai sai mao
album: kau yon phe tang
01. kam moen luk kuun mi
02. theung nam mae haang
03. hak neung hak sawng hak saam
04. puun suup yuuch luu
05. aay jaay nuuw yuu
06. kaw yon phe taang
07. jaay te hak yaw
08. ngeun saam pe mak saaw sa the
09. maw
10. mong hung jaeu
11. yon suu pan suu
12. kaw ne taang
13. hak kan mii taa jaeu
14. hak moen jaay mii phaeu
15. mong
16. kaw hak te mong paeu yuu

this week, songs from shan rock icon sai sai mao! a member of the shan (or tai yai) ethnic group, sai sai mao (จายสายมาว in thai) was born in burma, in mu se on the border with china, and often traveled with his grandfather between northern thailand and taungyi in shan state. at age 15 he picked up the guitar, and 3 years later was performing for shan communities in chiang rai. sai sai mao's broadcasts on radio thailand were eagerly received both locally and across the border in burma, where his songs, such as "likhommai panglong", about burma's unfilfulled promise of shan independence, were banned. sai mao cut most of his albums in bangkok or chiang mai while serving in the shan state army, the rebel faction who funded his recordings. enjoy sai sai mao!

many thanks to alif silpachai for transliteration from shan script!


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eyelesscorpse said...

Wow! This is one amazing tape. Thank you for sharing. Can you please tell me the year of release?

peter said...

i'd be glad to, but i have no clue, unfortunately!! my guess would place it in the early 80's?

Yuuka said...

wow, i like this song a lot.. thank you for posting but how to play next one? Please tell me if anyone know.. thanks

peter said...

hi yuuka!
you can click on the "tracklist" link which will take you a download page for the entire album... it will be compressed in .rar format. please let me know if you need any further help!

Arizona Phossils said...

any chance you would know if is this the same artist listed as Saing Saind Maw on this video or are they 2 different people?

peter said...

hi Arizona Phossils,
yes this is the same artist. the spelling on the sublime frequencies compilation reflects the burmese pronunciation of his name, the one used here is more representative of his native language (shan/tai)

i actually have posted another tape from him which shares a track with the guitars of the golden triangles cd ("loe se maak ho tsaue", spelled "lake they mah shoke" there)

Arizona Phossils said...

thanks for the clarification. I very much appreciate your wealth of knowledge on your blog!

Anonymous said...

any chance of a re-up? Looks amazing!