Carabao brings music to Pattaya Remand Prison

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Famed Thai musical band Carabao brought music to the ears of inmates at Pattaya Remand Prison, putting on a concert while also donating 400,000 baht in musical instruments and stereo equipment to the Nong Plalai facility.

Band members and about 300 local motorcycle club members presented the donation to Deputy Warden Nottapong Aenui before putting on a short show for about 500 inmates.

Lek Carabao (standing center) poses with some of the guards for a photo they will never forget.Lek Carabao (standing center) poses with some of the guards for a photo they will never forget.

Preecha “Lek Carabao” Chanaphai said a previous visit to the prison left band members feeling that inmates needed more distractions to keep them from dwelling on drug use that landed them behind bars. Many prisoners, he said, were musicians and so donating instruments and equipment can help those behind bars pass their time more easily.