Songs from Southeast Asia

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Thant Sin, Almira and Cuong travel across Southeast Asia to bring to you a unique collection of songs from the region - from the classics to the contemporary. Whether you're from Southeast Asia or someone who's new to it, we invite you to join us in our musical journey.

By Year

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

By Tag

  • Southeast Asia

  • World

  • Indonesia

  • Singapore

  • Vietnam

  • Folk

  • jazz

  • Philippines

  • Malaysia

  • pop

  • disco

  • diaspora

  • psychedelic rock

  • Bahasa

  • Britpop

  • Funk

  • Drama

  • Punk

  • Cambodia

  • Luk Thung

  • Traditional

  • Rock

  • alfian sa'at

  • sight unseen

  • indie

  • Blues

  • Asia

  • vinyl

  • Identity

  • Thailand

  • trio bimbo

  • feminism

  • The Shadows

  • 78RPM

  • Theatre

  • Classical

  • Women

  • marginal history

  • C20

  • manila

  • british chinese

  • gamelan fusion

  • Iwan Fals

  • khmer

  • Sudirman

  • Bebop

  • Fino the Xylophone

  • soulful

  • dance music

  • Lutes

  • eid

  • aurora metro books

  • Europalia Festival

  • mar mar aye

  • London

  • Bali

  • Freddie Aguilar

  • plays

  • 80s

  • Gamelan Rock

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SfSEA - Southeast Asian Hip HopSun, 2019-03-17 16:51

On this week's Wednesday Live at SOAS Radio, Almira and Cường were joined by guests Hanisah Rizaudin... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia- Childhood SongsTue, 2019-01-08 10:10

In this episode, Almira is joined by her older sister Azura, as they share songs that remind them of their... See details

SfSEA - London debut of Filipino Rosary Cantada (20/10/18)Fri, 2018-10-12 00:12

Lesther returns to the show to talk about the upcoming London debut of the 'Rosario Cantada', by the Filipino choir at... See details

SfSEA - Hmong Music and (re)ProductionThu, 2018-09-27 19:20

Joining us in the studio is Seb Rumsby, SOAS Alumni, and current PhD student at Warwick University, he chats to us... See details

SfSEA - Hari Raya (Eid) SpecialThu, 2018-06-14 17:56

Join us in this 2-hour Eid / Hari Raya (“Day of celebration”) special to mark the end of Ramadan 2018, with Hari... See details

SfSEA - Longing for the Past: The 78RPM Era in SEAThu, 2018-06-07 23:44

In this episode, Almira shares her top picks from the collection of 90 tracks in David Murray's 4-CD Box Set / Book... See details

SfSEA - Sultry Songs of Island Southeast AsiaWed, 2018-05-30 23:36

After a ton of interviews we've done about rather heavy (but incredibly important and interesting topics - check them... See details

SfSEA - Poetry in the Park (ft. Theophilus Kwek)Tue, 2018-05-29 10:30

We sit down with on the grass at Gordon Square park with Theophilus Kwek - a young, multi-award winning poet (and more)... See details

SfSEA - Sight/Unseen Drama Conference (ft Alfian Sa'at)Thu, 2018-05-17 12:10

Following the Sight/Unseen 2-day Drama Conference (26-27th April 2018) in London, exploring works of playwrights from... See details

SfSEA - Sight/Unseen Drama Conference (ft. Lucy Sheen)Sat, 2018-04-21 08:55

Leading up to the exciting Sight/Unseen 2-day Drama Conference (26-27th April 2018) exploring works of playwrights from... See details

SfSEA - Sight/Unseen Drama Conference 2018 (ft. Cheryl Robson & Stephen Hoo)Mon, 2018-04-09 17:11

Leading up to the exciting Sight/Unseen 2-day Drama Conference (26-27th April 2018) exploring works of playwrights from... See details

SfSEA - Record, Retrieve, ReactivateThu, 2018-04-05 17:57

Poster designed by daikon*'s Jade Chao http://daikon.co.uk/ & http://daikon.club/ Will Pham's... See details

Deep Fried Beats from SEA avec NodeyThu, 2018-04-05 14:11

After a series of chance encounters and conversations with Franco-Viet boys from a VietStartup event Tuấn-Minh and... See details

Disco Covers from Southeast AsiaMon, 2018-02-12 15:58

Just under an hour of disco covers strictly taken from black wax. Aired live 13/01/2018 If you are having... See details

SfSEA - The Circuit, Sự Chuyển động, 軌 道Wed, 2018-01-17 11:48

We chat to visual artist Moi Tran and curator Nadine Cordial who have put together an art performance, The Circuit,... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Christmas SpecialSat, 2017-12-23 13:12

Seasons Greetings, Selamat Hari Natal, Maligayang Pasko! In this Christmas special, Lesther and Seto join us in... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Đông XuânFri, 2017-12-15 17:33

A compilation of popular music taken off four CDs, Doctor New Wave (Thanh Lan), Black & Red New Wave (Mây Ngàn... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Feature on Balawan, Reyharp and Isa WolfFri, 2017-12-08 13:10

In this episode, we host our very first session with musicians performing live in the studio! In light of the... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Autumn All SortsMon, 2017-11-27 17:13

In this episode, we take you through our Southeast Asian travels over the Summer accompanied by a hotchpotch of music... See details

SfSEA X Mekong ReviewSat, 2017-11-04 22:57

A playlist to accompany the following article: https://mekongreview.com/yellow-music/ Phận Nghèo - Giao... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Europalia Indonesia Arts Festival (Sebastian Merrick)Sat, 2017-11-04 21:58

Songs from Southeast Asia is back with a special feature on the EUROPALIA Indonesia Arts Festival 2017/18! In this... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - ClassicalTue, 2017-09-12 13:38

Just over an hour of composition pieces and classical numbers from the region. Aired live - 17 May 2017 Heart... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia – HotchpotchSat, 2017-08-05 17:11

The last Wednesday live episode of the academic year with both Cường and Almira on SfSEA. Where we bring together a... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Guitars & LutesWed, 2017-07-26 10:41

A lutes and guitars exclusive, moving across the region we focus on fascinating fretted stringed instruments. Aired... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - 60s SingaporeSat, 2017-07-22 13:57

An hour of rock 'n' roll from the Lion City, some will be well known, others are less so, all are oldies but also... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Maritime Disco and FunkWed, 2017-07-19 17:03

Taking you through some of the some of the Disco, Funk and Groovy sounds from the Maritime/Island Southeast Asia... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Vietnamese JazzThu, 2017-06-29 19:04

In this episode, we dedicate this episode solely to Vietnamese Jazz, taken from the albums Bóng Tối Jazz, Trong Cõi... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Rock 'n' Roll in Indonesia (2hr)Sun, 2017-04-09 19:12

In this part 1 of our Rock 'n' Roll in Indonesia episode, we explore the world of Indonesian Rock and Metal music.... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - Rock 'n' Roll in Indonesia Part ISun, 2017-04-09 18:29

In this part 1 of our Rock 'n' Roll in Indonesia episode, we explore the world of Indonesian Rock and Metal music.... See details

Songs From Southeast Asia - PhilippinesFri, 2017-03-31 21:38

In our fifth episode, we move away from mainland Southeast Asia and travel to the Philippines. We explore a range of... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - International Women's Day SpecialSat, 2017-03-11 13:43

Songs from Southeast Asia goes live for the first time on International Women's Day. Here's a special episode... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - New Year SpecialFri, 2017-01-27 22:25

In this Lunar New Year Special, Cuong and Almira take you through some of the New Year songs of Southeast Asia. 1.... See details

Songs From Southeast Asia - VietnamTue, 2016-11-29 18:04

Our fourth episode takes us through Vietnam, where we explore a range of musical styles, from the classics to the... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - ThailandWed, 2016-06-08 18:58

In this third episode, we bring you some of the best music from Thailand. We explore a different range of musical... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - CambodiaMon, 2016-05-16 18:42

This second episode explores the golden age of Cambodian rock and roll as well as traditional and contemporary artists... See details

Songs from Southeast Asia - MyanmarWed, 2016-04-13 20:08

This first episode begins in Myanmar. We have carefully chosen a wide range of songs - from the more traditional side... See details