Pong Lang Isaan Song 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 . . .

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  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    I had brought a small one of these back for my kids in the 70’s. Micki loved it!!

  • I think they’re fabulous and I love the tone . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 3 years ago

    wow thats some beautiful music this is fantastic

  • Very happy you enjoyed it Lore, this is some of the local music from where I live in NE Thailand . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    This is a really interesting capture of him playing the xylophone,,,love it,,,,Rick

  • Glad you like it Rick, thank you . . .

    – Hugh Fathers

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