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Laos is dominated by the Lao but includes minorities of Hmong, Mien, Kmhmu, among many others. The most distinctive Lao musical instrument is a bamboo mouth organ called a khene. The instrument was supposedly invented by a woman trying to imitate the calls of the garawek bird. The woman took the new instrument to her king, and he told her it was fair, but that he wanted more. She modified the instrument and he replied "Tia nee khaen dee" (this time it was better).

Lao folk music, known as Lam, is extemporaneous singing accompanied by the khene. The Lao classical orchestra can be divided into two categories, Sep Nyai (or Mahori) and Sep Noi. The Sep Nyai is ceremonial and formal mu ...
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RIVER CROSSING - (by Yabaso)  Year: 2010
Yabaso Traditional boatman's song, solo male vocal, from China's Yunnan province, in the Hani language (an ethnic minority language). Lyrics describe meeting old friends at the river crossing. Authentic traditional folk singing, SouthEast Asia travel documentary river trip ready, floating down the Mekong. Male Vocals, Asian, Lao music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (ethnic vocal) - Asian, Lao music
434294 2:02 Slow 60 USD $107.95  


SAWING WOOD - (by Yabaso)  Year: 2010
Yabaso Mesmerizing chant-like poignant traditional solo male vocal from China's Yunnan Province beside Vietnam. In the Hani language (an ethnic minority language). Elders telling stories to the younger generation. Lyrics describe friendship as two people sawing wood together - pushing and pulling the saw. Male Vocals, Asian, Lao music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Ethnic Vocal) - Asian, Lao music
424172 3:24 Med Slow 102 USD $138.95  

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