The Soul of Molam (15) – Masters of the khaen and the future of disappearing molam styles

The molam we know today stems from a century-old Lao tradition that is being transformed by its mingling with central Thai forms and international styles. What do we know about that original tradition? Are there khaen-playing practitioners still performing today in Isaan? John Garzoli, an ethnomusicologist looking precisely at these issues, shares his views.


The Isaan Record

April 19, 2020
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