From Wikipedia‘s article Isan:
Mor lam needs a special mention as its festival-type production which is very commonplace in Isan, has not been exported to other regions. Although it is a very exciting affair, not being on the tourist trail it is largely ignored by foreign visitors. When the locals speak of mor lam (pronounced mor’ram with stress on the second syllable), one will often hear them say pai doo morram (lit. ‘go see mor’ram’). They are referring to the most common form of evening entertainment in the region. Somewhere, in a village within easy reach, there will be a mor lam festival on a Friday or Saturday evening. Usually, the rock-festival sized stage is constructed either in a temple compound or on a sports field. Thousands of people will sit on mats on the ground and watch the fun-filled program of variety entertainment. The traditional music and song is accompanied by extremely colorful choreography, executed by a group of up to fifty female (and some male katoey) dancers. The fantastic costumes are changed several times throughout the program, and the transitions are bridged by often raunchy gags, slap-stick comedy, and speeches by local dignitaries. A mor lam festival is a family affair and the area is surrounded by food and drink stalls.
Tai Oratai: อีสานลำเพลิน, Isaan lam plern, ‘Isaan Entertainment’
Udonthani3750 Uploaded on 17 Jul 2009
With the rising of the sun, Tai is inviting us to join her to enjoy some Isaan entertainment. Not only is Tai a great singer, she is a superb dancer. This video was filmed at Saam Pan Bot near the Mun River in Ubon Ratchathani Province. It was released on 25 June 2009.
As almost anywhere else in the World, Isaan people enjoy watching movies, such as one described in a December 26, 2006, article in The Nation: High-kicking cowboys from Isaan
A new action comedy blends Northeastern folklore with the American Wild West
Fresh from his success with action comedies “7 Prajan Ban I and II” (“Seven Street Fighters I and II”), director Chalerm Wongpim returns with a movie that blends martial arts with supernatural powers. “Khon Fai Bin”, which opens today at theatres nationwide, may have a Wild West feel to it, but Chalerm says he made it as a tribute to his native Isaan.
The film is set in the Northeast and was shot entirely on location in Khon Kaen. Even the soundtrack is in the Isaan dialect, although Thai subtitles are provided.
Chalerm’s been thinking about making a movie about Isaan for years to blow away the myths that the Northeast is poor and suffers from famine and that the people are hillbillies.
“I’m not angry about the stereotypes. I just want to give us a different image,” says the 35-year-old director.
Set some 100 years ago, the film focuses on the booming buffalo trade and the mahouts who traditionally drove the herds down to the central region for sale. But not all the mahouts were honest. Some robbed the villagers of their livestock. Determined to put a stop to buffalo rustling, Siang (Chupong “Diaw” Changprung) disguises himself as Jone Bang Fai – a Thai version of Robin Hood – and steals the buffaloes back from the bad mahouts.
But he also has a mission – searching for the man who killed his parents….
I’ve never seen nor heard of it, but a search shows that Amazon has it in stock.
By the way, I see that there is a Facebook account called ISAAN Entertainment. It relates to a Spanish website for something of the same name: ISAAN Entertainment. The Facebook account provided that website, but it also mentioned another that is no longer valid: http://www.sabaimedia.com. Investigation produced this explanation from elJardindelLibro.com: Sabai Media. Translation:
SABAI MEDIA is a new label from Isaan Entertainment, released in October 2009 to renew their commitment to the new spiritual cinema and quality awareness.
Thai Isaan song Pornsak Luk thung
sarahnaomii Uploaded on 11 May 2009
Thai/Isaan song sung by Pornsak.
Here are some further variously related references that I am adding in a January 19, 2013, edit to this post:
I have read many papers or articles, about Isaan,Isan, Northeast Thailand and such as this online. Many of them are cut and pasted Read the full article at www.isaan-live.com/ … Computing, Media & Entertainment …
There was plenty of food and entertainment as well. A real nice time for the kids and their families. Mukdahan should … Posted in Isaan Life Tags: Children’s’ Day.Children’s’ Day Thailand, mukdahan, Phu Pha Thoep, thailand …
Certainly not the antics I and others see in these entertainment centers calling them Buddhist Monasteries. Then there are the forest wats in the lineage of … Stand by more of the story to come. Posted by tom isaan at 1:57 PM …
En las últimas semanas hemos hablado de dos nuevos títulos que nos van a llegar en los próximos meses en DVD, “El joven Bruce Lee” y la tailandesa “Chocolate”, de la mano de Isaan Entertainment, las primeras de …
A number of restaurants have closed and I saw no sign of much opening, with the exception of big huge attractions like the big market entertainment center on the highway. I did not see any … Keep Isaan Live broadcasting live …
How traumatic is it to get in, even a little, car and be manipulated by whoever else is beyond me.but this little kids family sees it as good entertainment. Why is something like this even allowed … Posted by tom isaan at 4:53 PM …
Anyone have any up to date information/suggestions on gay or gay-friendly venues in Isaan — ie bars, karaoke, hotels, massage? I am planning a trip in a few weeks, but have never been. Any and all information is greatly …
Maybe I am playing devil’s avocado here, but honestly, why would you want to spend your holidays in Isaan? There are no beaches, no sea to swim in There are no bars and clubs for some entertainment There are no decent …
“Thai Esaan Entertainment” (2) Mülheim Open Air Rennbahn Thailändisches Musikfest Suriya Project
asia siggi Uploaded on 10 Aug 2010
08.08.2010: Mülheim a.d. Ruhr – Open Air an der Rennbahn
Thailändisches Musikfest Suriya Project “Thai Isaan Entertainment” aus Amsterdam Niederlande Holland “Thai Esaan entertainment”
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