The Luang Prabang Mojo Café, a La institution for music, life, friendship and fun…Living Expat life in Luang Prabang Mojo Bar

Hi! My name is Marine, I’m a new intern with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang. You cannot hear my accent but I’m French ! =)   I would like to share a personal experience with you !

From my room I heard some really nice jazz music and I start looking where it came from. I discovered a cozy and friendly bar named Mojo. Like many places, it is a multipurpose business : café, guest house, restaurant, booking, etc.

« Life is easy » is the catch phrase ! Its started good !

I think it is the only place where you can enjoy live concert and the music is really great ! You can see that people play for their pleasure and not because they have to.

We can really feel their passion for music at MOJO, they feel what they play !Mojo Cafe, Life in Luang Prabang, Laos Blog


When I have been there, first the owner, Noï and his friend Sun, played guitar and bass.

Then a French girl, Lauraine, with a bubbly personality sang and played guitar with “le beau” Paco and Sun. She sang in French or in English but she always added a nice personal touch !Living Expat life in Luang Prabang, Laos

I learn a lot from her. Her voice is amazing and everyone sang along. The way she expresses herself astonished me and gave me more confidence !

Everyone who wants to play can find a place on stage. It makes for such a nice diversity of musical style. On the few last song all the group play together. We even made a bit box session with all the customer who want! “Super” fun !

It’s like a big musician family where everyone shares their knowledge and encourages each other.

Music at Mojo in Luang Prabang, Laos

At one point we were a group of eight people having a great connection. A nice mix of origin : Thaï, French, Greek, Spanish, German, Canadian, American…

It’s quite rare to have such a good relationship with that many back packers ! People don’t want to leave this place anymore ! It is the synergy of the group and the power of music [and Nija] !



Awesome place attracts awesome people !


Living Expat life in Luang Prabang, Laos

Even if I don’t know (yet) how to play music I feel in the right place. Listening to their music bring me happiness and energy. It’s like I express my self through their voices and through their instruments. I have always enjoyed listening to music, but in Mojo I have discovered a new way to express my self.


Such a beautiful feeling !

I have experienced so many nice moments over there…

Now everyone split out in this wide world following his own way… But I feel like I will see them again somewhere and somehow…

Big hug to all of them !  =)

Mojo bar Luang Prabang