This weekend in Singapore: the Bangkok band making Thai country music cool

This weekend (Sep 8-10), Singaporeans will get to experience live the band that’s touring the world making music from the Thai countryside cool.

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band consists of a group of musicians and DJs from Bangkok whose performances at festivals including Glastonbury have led to the unexpected cult resurgence of Thai pop music from the 1960s and ’70s. They’ll be playing in Singapore as part of a three-day event called The Finest Thai at the Royal Thai Embassy on Orchard Road hosted by Bangkok-based property developer Sansiri together with Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The festival aims to spotlight all that’s progressive about Thailand’s capital. That means there’ll also be pop-up shops from leading Bangkok design houses as well as food ranging from traditional “Royal Thai” cuisine to trending dessert cafes. Sansiri also has past form with this kind of stuff.  Their “Market Fest” series in Bangkok has become a yearly fixture for its collection of tastefully twee craft boutiques, workshops and live performances.

The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band are set to take the stage on Friday (Sep 8) at 7pm. Watch below to see the group’s live set from the renowned Boiler Room streaming channel.