Sunday, April 29, 2018

klum yuwaphut wat sandonrom, changwat lamphun

artist: กลุ่มยุวพุทธวัดสันดอนรอม จังหวัดลำพูน (klum yuwaphut wat sandonrom, changwat lamphun)
album: ดนตรีเพื่อประเพณีของชาวลานนา (dontri phuea prapheni kong chao lanna)
01. จังหวะช้า (changwa cha)
02. จังหวะเร็ว (changwa reo)

this week's post marks the tenth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane, former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of, a major influence behind this blog.

on our tenth tape from cliff, we've got 2 whole sides of non-stop northern thai percussion! our players today are from the young buddhist association of wat sandonrom in lamphun province, hailed on the cover as "champions of klong tueng nong in the northern provinces", klong tueng nong being the extremely long, deep drums (often 2 or 3 meters in length) which are accompanied by a team of cymbals and bossed gongs. the j-card also suggests proper settings for the music presented here, including sword dances, money-tree processions and firework displays. side one is slow, side two is fast.. enjoy!


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