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Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band to make debut later this month

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Bangkok Paradise, the live show and DJ event set up by local DJ Maft Sai and his UK-based partner DJ Chris Menist, returns later this month with another night of molam-inspired music. Those lucky enough to have caught the last event, a reunion of Wong Dontri Molam Theppabutr _ one of the greatest molam bands of all time _ supported by singers Pimpa Petchpalangchai and Isan luk thung legend Saksiam Petchchompu, will want to check out the new event, which will feature the debut live performance of a new molam band put together by Maft, The Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band. 

Phin player Khammao Perdthanon.

One of the reasons why Maft wanted to see the Theppabutr band perform was to see if the band really was as good as the solid groove it produced during the golden years of vinyl recordings in the 1970s. It was and then some; the Theppabutr gig was certainly one of the best shows I've seen this year.

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