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Chapter 6: Southeast Asia

Chapter 6 introduces the music and associated cultural activities from Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia. Contrasting folk and classical styles are offered from Vietnam and Thailand, as well as a popular music style from the northeast region of Thailand.  The examination of music from Indonesia includes two differing types of classical gamelan, from the islands of Java and Bali. The Explore More feature boxes focus on the story of the Ramayana, an epic originating in India that is significant throughout Southeast Asia as well.

Key Terms

  • Bossed gong
  • Ching
  • Colotomic structure
  • Dan co
  • Dan kim
  • Dan tranh
  • Dan tyba
  • Gamelan
  • Gamelan gong kebyar
  • Gong ageng
  • Isan
  • Kecak
  • Khaen
  • Khawng wong lek/Khawng wong yai
  • Kohn
  • Khru
  • Khruang sai
  • Lam klawn
  • Lam sing
  • Mahori
  • Metallophone
  • Phin
  • Phleng luk thung
  • Pi
  • Piphat
  • Ramayana
  • Ranat ek
  • Ranat thum
  • Rebab
  • Saw u
  • Song lang
  • Wai khru
  • Bonang
  • Mawlam
  • Tai thu
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