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Breath and Bamboo: Diasporic Lao Identity and the Lao Mouth Organ

Chapman, Christopher


The ethnic Lao people from mainland Southeast Asia closely identify with the khèèn, a free-reed mouth-organ made from bamboo. This almost codified connection between a musical instrument and a people is the result of a nationalist discourse that began a

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intercultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/07256860500073971


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