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 popular songs with each episode focusing on one country from around the region, from the classics to the contemporary. Whether you are from the region or someone who does not know anything about it, we invite you to join us in our musical journey.

By Year

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

By Tag

  • Southeast Asia

  • World

  • Indonesia

  • Singapore

  • Vietnam

  • Folk

  • jazz

  • Bahasa

  • Philippines

  • Malaysia

  • pop

  • disco

  • diaspora

  • psychedelic rock

  • Asia

  • vinyl

  • Identity

  • Thailand

  • Britpop

  • Funk

  • Drama

  • Punk

  • Cambodia

  • Luk Thung

  • Traditional

  • Rock

  • alfian sa'at

  • sight unseen

  • indie

  • Blues

  • liang wern fook

  • East Asia

  • Guitars

  • myanmar

  • hari raya

  • british east asian

  • Harp

  • Pan Ron

  • croydon

  • southeast asian jazz

  • OPM

  • Malaya

  • finger tapping guitar

  • ros sereysothea

  • Poetry

  • Christmas

  • Rock 'n' Roll

  • Trinh Cong Son

  • love songs

  • Đàn Kim

  • chinese new year

  • Qeej

  • stephen hoo

  • Indische Party

  • yuan

  • british east asia

  • balawan

  • Black Eyed Peas

  • Bing Slamet

  • new wave

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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 Part IISun, 2017-04-09 19:12

In the second part of our Rock 'n' Roll in Indonesia episode, we continue exploring the world of Indonesian Rock and... 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