June 22nd, 2014 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Sometimes Life Imitates Art
Onechanh Rattanavongsy lives with her family in Lawrence, Kansas. Her amazing carvings have been featured at weddings, birthday parties and special occasions all over the United States. She also teaches carving classes and offers private lessons.
July 5th, 2012 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on The Poetry of Breaking
I perform with the same purpose of any art form I pursue, to inspire and to tell my story, to make it timeless. It is such a gratifying feeling to see someone, who has no understanding of breaking or no understanding of its history, give love and enjoy this art form when I perform it.
November 9th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on In the City of Lights, a Star is Rising
With the looks of a model, the ear of a seasoned musician and the sheer talent that brings it all together, she’s a force to be reckoned with. In a city that thrives on the spectacular, she delivers it in spades.
June 25th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Sticky Rice and Mangos
Illaphant, also known as Tony Innouvong, is a young Lao-American musician and poet out of Seattle, WA. When he is not writing poetry or rapping rhymes, he is a youth leader actively involved in his local community.
February 14th, 2010 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Andrew David mixes Nintendo, life and love
If Kanye West and Justin Timberlake had a kid, and he was an Asian-American who grew up in the Midwest breaking hearts, and surviving on a diet of cartoons, video games and sarcasm – that kid might sound like Andrew David.
September 15th, 2009 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Alex San Dinero’s music and dreams
Alex San Dinero is a Miami-based Lao American musician wowing audiences with his high-energy Laoggaeton, an upbeat form of Lao and Latin-hip-hop. He released his smash album and is touring around the country to bring a new Lao sound to the community.
September 1st, 2009 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Laostha, representing San Jose, CA
In the 2009 Oscar Nominated Documentary “Nerakhoon” a familiar Laotian rap song “Hee Labert” is prominently featured. Keo Keonorasak, who produced the band’s first two albums, shares with us his story of how the band came to be…
June 29th, 2008 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Aluna/ALUNA
6am California time translates to 8pm Vientiane time, and the only time Aluna Thavonsouk had available in her busy schedule that week to talk with me on the phone about her exciting dual-career: cool pop-idol by night, dynamic businesswoman by day.
March 9th, 2008 by Siamphone Louankang | Comments Off on Ketsana introduces Jonny Olsen
By Siamphone Louankang Although she is quick to brush off similarities of any kind, Ketsana will always live in my memory as the original “Lao Madonna.” In my youth, growing up in my parents Laotian grocery store, I would stare at her concert photos and replay songs from her tape (yes, audio tape!) on the […]