Hard Rock gets funky for Issan show

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The Hard Rock Cafe and Pattaya Issan Association staged a Funky Issan party to help raise money for poor northeastern farmers who have been suffering from drought this year.

The Aug. 31 fundraiser for the Pattanarak Foundation featured Issan dancing, with Thais and foreigners hitting the floor; Ram Wong Salawan, plus a concert by Issan music bands, including the Pong-Lang Band, Mor Lam Sing with the Rock Glang Thung Band and the Suphannika Band, winner of the 2008 Thailand Pong Lang Band Competition, plus legendary DJ Maft Sai spinning funky tunes from northeast artists.

The festival also had Issan food, temple-fair games and good vibes all round.

DJ Maft Sai spins funky Issan music.DJ Maft Sai spins funky Issan music.

Hard Rock gets Issan Funky with an Issan style contemporary dance party.Hard Rock gets Issan Funky with an Issan style contemporary dance party.

Thai and foreign guests dance the night away at the party.Thai and foreign guests dance the night away at the party.