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Carabao (Thai: คาราบาว) are a Thai rock band which is very popular in Thailand and other Asian countries.1 The group was formed in 1976 by university students Yuenyong Opakul (Aed) and Kirati Promsaka Na Sakon Nakhon (Khiao) who met while studying in the Philippines.² The word carabao is Tagalog meaning “buffalo”, a symbol of fighting, hard working and patience.

They are known for their ‘phleng pheua chiiwit’ (เพลงเพื่อชีวิต) or ‘songs for life’. This kind of music came to prominence through the protest songs of the 1970s political upheaval in Thailand, especially from the brilliant Caravan band. Carabao have blended the acoustic/folk style of ‘peua chiwit’ with other forms of Thai music, western rock and country music, and various kinds of world music like Latin music and reggae, earning such labels as ‘ethnic rockers’ and ‘Kings of 3Cha’ or ‘Rolling Stones of Asia’4 (in German). MTV Asia calls them “veteran”.³
Carabao’s songs often tackle social and political issues, demanding social justice and taking on the causes of the ordinary Thai people, but they have also created love songs and more philosophical songs that carry messages for people everywhere. Aed Carabao is loved by many but his sharp tongue and open criticism of corrupt politicians, big business and environmental destruction perhaps make it surprising that he has lasted so long.


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  • yokpop

    วิตตามิน B12 ;P

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • nupetzuza

    คาราบาว <3

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • bSAYZ


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    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • amoxi

    ขอร่วมแรงชาวโลก จงสนับสนุนอองซานซูจี ขอร่วมใจชาวโลก จงช่วยพิทักษ์อองซานซูจี HBD แซยิดคุณหญิงอองซาน

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • JustMe90

    WHY isn't there any track to listen to on

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • KibTH


    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pannpz51

    บาวแดงขวด !

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • WiseWhite

    forlife.. โอเคว่ะ

    1 Oct 2008 Reply
  • intimateberryz

    คาราบาว Forever !

    14 Jun 2008 Reply
  • sabaai


    15 Apr 2008 Reply
  • iamtong3

    คาราบาว เจ๋งครับ

    11 Jul 2007 Reply

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