L-pop

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L-pop
Stylistic origins PopHip hopElectronicR&B
Cultural origins 1990s, Laos
Typical instruments VocalsKeyboardsPianoSamplerSequencerSynthesizerDrum padDrumsElectric bass

L-pop (an abbreviation for Lao popular music) is a musical genre consisting of pop, rock, hip hop, electronic, and R&B music.

History[edit]

Conception and industrialization[edit]

Lao pop gained international spotlight through Alexandra Bounxouei, who is considered to be the first Lao pop princess.[1] Other Lao artists popular with the younger generation include Cells, L.O.G, Overdance, Princess, Caramel, Pull-T Club, Super One, Genii, Xtreme, Dozo, Tik Keoprasert, MAY, Annita, and Aluna.[2]

L-pop today embraces a wide variety of styles that are mainly based in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. There are also a number of Lao artists from Luang Prabang, Laos.

Popularity[edit]

L-pop is popular in Laos and has recently penetrated neighboring markets. There is also a growing fan base in the United States, France, and Canada.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GLOBAL HIT: Alexandra Bounxouei
  2. ^ Aluna

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