Isan: Folk & Pop Music of Northeast Thailand

World Music Documentary
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Welcome to Isan, Thailand's forgotten frontier, where Lao, Thai and Cambodian folkloric traditions have conspired to create a mystifying pageantry of music and dance still relatively unknown to outsiders. Explore the raw cultural heritage of the Mekong interior, land of the Phin guitar and the bamboo Khaen. Witness a spectacular Lam Sing stage show cabaret backed by a psychedelic rock band. Experience the intoxicating pulse of Thailand's Tropical Northeast.

Directed by Hisham Mayet. NR, 50 mins., 2004.

No longer available on DVD, this program made possible with the kind permission of Sublime Frequencies.

Related reading: "Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies."

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