2. ລາວ Lao by Phan Jindavong
I wasn't sure if following up with a slow song was the right move, but since this speaks on the inclusive sameness of being Lao, why the heck not. The main line "Jao kor Lao, Koy kor Lao" implies that the audience listening are also Lao, so we're all Lao together:
"You are Lao, I am Lao,
To the left is Lao, to the right is Lao,
Up North is Lao, down South is Lao"
You get the picture: we're all Lao, so let's take care of each other - and that's what I'm hoping with this mix. Despite where we all might be in terms of our Lao identity - as Lao nationals or American immigrants, 2nd generation or mixed - we can't be we if we don't include each other. Every time I've listened to this it makes me want to spend time with my family more - or just go do Lao things.