Wednesday, 5 October 2016
EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS
(MUSIC: COLONIAL EXHIBITION 1931)
Today, some very crisp photos of the Laotian musicians who played in 1931 in Paris during the highly questionable colonial exhibition. It features molam, mo khaen and piphat ensembles as well as various kinds of traditional instruments.
Sing / saw-u / klong phinphat
Khong wong / lanat
mo khaen and mo lam
The audio recordings of those performances are available at the French national library (BNF)