Backstage

If you are new to Carabao go check out the music. If you are a long-time fan of Carabao, Thai music, and Thai language you may come backstage to learn more about these topics:

TIPS FOR SINGING AND SONGWRITING

Add Carabao Explains How to Compose a Song

The Rhyming Scheme of a “กลอน”-Style Thai Poem or Song: A Fun Illustration

Tips for Singing in Thai

IMPORTANT ADD CARABAO INTERVIEWS TRANSLATED

Old interview from around 2004

Add Carabao talks about Prem Tinsulanoda, who just died, and how Prem influenced his life

Add Carabao talks about marijuana between songs at a concert at SR Residennce Hotel, Petchabun, in June 2019

The Interview “แอ๊ด คาราบาว ตอบคำวิจารณ์ ‘ทำงานเพื่อเงิน’ (Add Carabao Answers the Criticism ‘[You] Work for Money!’)”

AWESOME COVER OF CARABAO SONG IN ENGLISH: USES TRANSLATION AT THIS SITE

Awesome English-language cover of “วณิพก” “Wanipok” by Michael P. Albert

CARABAO FANS, DID YOU KNOW?

There is A huge range of musical styles: Add Carabao can do anything

A series of 10 songs across the first 10 Carabao studio albums, the “Tuk Kwai Tuey” songs, tell the story of a farmer, Manohk, who is forced off his land after the death of his beloved buffalo Tuk. MUST HEAR.

Carabao played with Santana twice. Hear the back story and see the video.

THEORIES ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF TWO SONGS

Add and Lek Carabao write songs that apologize for the Song “Ganja.” PLUS my own theory about the origins of the song “Ganja.”

Was “ทะเลใจ” (“Telay Jai” or “Ocean Heart”) Inspired by “Heart of Gold”?

OTHERS TRANSLATING CARABAO

Nigel Hawkins also did some Singable English Translations of Carabao Songs.

Tom Vamvanij offers his own translation of “ทะเลใจ” “Telay Jai” with advice for translating this and other songs.

MISCELLANEOUS CARABAO STUFF

Good G’s poem for Pao Carabao, who passed away July 14, 2017.

The movie “ทองปาน” (“Tong Bpan”) (1977) may provide some context for the Carabao songs about poverty in Thailand.

WHY AND HOW I BECAME A TRANSLATOR

AT another website (Women Learning Thai) is my explanation from 2015 of how I translate the Carabao songs: Translating Thai Song Lyrics: How I Do It, and You Can Too!

For the backstory on how and why I learned the Thai language, see the post in Catherine Wentworth’s Interviewing Successful Thai Language Learners series: Successful Thai Language Learner: Ann Norman

Lyrics Translations for the Band