Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dr. Yang Dao and Noi Sengsourigna perform in Minnesota, 2009

A rendition of a traditional Lao song performed during Noi Sengsourigna's last night in Minnesota while touring the United States from Vientiane, Laos.

Noi Sengsourigna is a Lao musician, artist and educator. She grew up in a family dedicated to the preservation and the teaching of Lao culture and is actively continuing the tradition while pursuing many other pursuits in Vientiane. An architecture graduate from RMIT, Australia, her passion is Lao culture, music and dance and sharing them with children.

In pursuit of that passion she became a songwriter, producer and performer in live concerts, on television and in recordings. She has been a news reader on Lao National Television, and volunteers with many community projects to help the Lao people.

I'd met her by chance in Milwaukee while she was traveling across the US in 2552 (2009) in order to raise awareness of the beauty of Lao culture, providing many concerts and arts demonstrations during her visit.

A year ago Little Laos on the Prairie interviewed Noi Sengsourigna to catch up with her about her latest projects. Here you can see an additional performance of the classic Lao song, Dok Champa:

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