Pong Lang Isaan by Hugh Fathers


Small (16.4" x 21.9")

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Unprocessed Canon A1100is capture.
Taken yesterday (April 12) at Wat Ban Na Kham at the start of Songkran.
This instrument is a traditional Isaan xylophone that comes from Kalasin Province. Traditionally the larger, lower note keys are up high with the smaller high notes lower down. Made from hardwood (Teak) and rope the Pong Lang is stuck by a pair of hardwood hammers and is played either by one or two people. The sound is a beautiful mellow tone . . .
Here is some Pong Lang music for you . . .

Pong Lang Isaan Song . . .

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Hugh!! Great video as well!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, it took me quite a while to find the video, as Pong Lang music is only very local. Kalasin, the Thai Province where I live, is the home of Pong Lang and it is here where the instrument design, is in this configuration. Next time I go to the provincial capital, Kalasin itself, I’ll take a photo of a giant Pong Lang set up on a roundabout there . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 3 years ago

    nice image, great tutorial

  • Thanks Phil, glad it caught your eye . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful music!

  • Glad you enjoyed it Shulie . . .
    Thank you . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Tori . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Wow what memories all this brings back. I loved listening to them!!

  • Glad you liked it Ciana . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

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