Hmong for you.
June 9, 2007 2:57 AM Subscribe
Lately I've been grooving to Hmong karaoke videos. Maybe
it's the lovely, understated singing style, or those charming young ladies doing backup dance, smiling so beatifically as they do their minimal, bouncy step. Maybe
it's the slinky pentatonic sax riffs, or those percussive, insistent strings plucking away over the hypnotically loping beats. Maybe
it's the hats. Maybe
it's the way some of them incorporate traditional instruments and costumes. Or maybe
it's the sheer unlikeliness of lyrics like "tuaj nriav tus neeg zoo nraug"
or "yuav mus nrog koj nyob
." Everybody, sing along!
posted by flapjax at midnite (40 comments total)
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