Wednesday, 5 October 2016

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESAN AND LAOS
(MUSIC: COLONIAL EXHIBITION 1931)

Pi kaeo
Today, some very crisp photos of the Laotian musicians who played in 1931 in Paris during the highly questionable colonial exhibition. It features molam and piphat ensembles and various kinds of traditional instruments.
Sing / saw-u / klong phinphat
Piphat ensemble
Khong wong / lanat
mo khaen and mo lam
khaen ensemble
The audio recordings of those performances are available at the French national library (BNF)

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