Thursday, May 2, 2013

yotthong bunthup: thong ban nak

artist: ยอดธง บุญธูป (yotthong bunthup)
album: ท่องบานนาค (thong ban nak)
01. ท่องบานนาค ตอน 1 (thong ban nak, pt. 1)
02. ท่องบานนาค ตอน 2 (thong ban nak, pt. 1)

this week, the soundtrack to a buddhist ordination ceremony! in thailand it is normal for most adult male buddhists to spend a short time in monkhood, a sort of coming of age ritual and a valuable way of accumulating merit for their parents. their stay can last anywhere from a few days or weeks to several months or years, and for some it becomes a lifelong vocation. this cassette contains the chanting typically associated with the event of entering the monastery.  side one features lay officiation by yuthong bunthup (an influential luk thung songwriter/producer) while side 2 consists mostly of the chanting of the monks. enjoy!


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