Thursday, January 13, 2011

khwanchit siprachan: isaew lila nak pleng



artist: ขวัญจิต ศรีประจันต์ (khwanchit siprachan)
album: อีแซวลีลานักเพลง (isaew lila nak pleng)
tracklist:
01. อีแซวลีลานักเพลง ตอน 1 (isaew lila nak pleng, pt. 1)
02. อีแซวลีลานักเพลง ตอน 2 (isaew lila nak pleng, pt. 2)

a little while ago, we got a great collection of singles from ms. khwanchit's career as a luk thung singer. this time we'll get to hear her return to folksong, singing some fantastic pleng isaew. isaew, characterized by its swift rhythm and intense wordplay, is a local specialty of central thailand's rural suphan buri province. if you'll pardon the oversimplification, it's something like a thai folk rap battle; the contestants take lighthearted jabs at each other and vie for the most cunning lyrical improvisations over an insistent backbeat. khwanchit is joined here by her sister khwanchai and their colleagues suchin siprachan & bunchok chanachot. these 4 have trained together since their teens, and their repartee is outstanding... enjoy!