Thursday, March 9, 2017

dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 1

artist: คณะ อุดมศิลป์ เชียงใหม่ (khana udom sin chiang mai)
album: ดนตรีพื้นเมือง สล้อ ซอ ซึง no. 1 (dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 1)
01. ลาวจ๊อย (สร้อยแสงแดง) (lao choi (soi saeng daeng))
02. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียง (lao siang thiang)
03. ลาวกระแซ (lao krasae)
04. ซอลำปาง (so lampang)
05. ลำปางหลวง (lampang luang)
06. กุหลาบเชียงใหม่ (kulap chiang mai)
07. พะม่า (phama)
08. ซอเงี้ยว (so ngieow)
09. เพลงอื่อ (phleng uea)
10. น้อยใจยา (noi chai ya)

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

our eighth tape from cliff features the music of udom sin's chiang mai ensemble. according to cliff, udom's group were some of the most sought-after performers for funeral music in the city, around 1990. on this recording, his ensemble is based around the salo (a three-stringed spike fiddle), the sueng (a plucked fretted lute) and what i believe to be the khlui lip mueang (a bamboo flute), with drums and cymbals supporting. enjoy, and find more from this group at cliff's site!