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Khaen Music of the Lao People. ©UNESCO 2016
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Khaen Music of the Lao People

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Language(s): Lao, subtitles Eng

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Khaen

The khaen music of the Lao people is played with a mouth organ that resembles panpipes, but made with bamboo tubes of varying lengths. It is integral to Lao life and promotes family and social cohesion. Families play an important role in transmitting the art and associations exist in many communities where young people can learn the related skills. To maintain the practice, several local communities and groups have taken up various initiatives to safeguard it through formal and non-formal education.


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: Lao PDr
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Lao PDR. Ministère de l'information, de la culture et du tourisme, producer.
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