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Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle

The Songs of Memory CD offers a selection of age-old songs and instrumental pieces from the Karen, Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Akha, and Lisu, which demonstrates their exceptional musical legacy that connects them to their first ancestors.

Distinctive not only in melody and rhythm, but also in signature style, these traditions collectively make the Golden Triangle one of the most musically diverse places on the planet.

Karen
1. Kwae free-reed horns
2. Courting Song, accompanied on a Te Na harp
3. Neng Sang Ku, "thousand verse song"
4. Song of Lonliness
5. Courting Song
6. Ancestral Song, accompanied on a Paplaw tube zither
Lahu
19. Courting Song, played on a Naw free-reed pipes
20. Sacred Chanting
21. Courting Song, voice and Tae Lae Kui end-blown flute
22. Courting Song, played on an Ahta mouth harp
23. Courting Song
24. Medley of festival and healing music, played on free-reed pipes: Tolaemu, Naw Seu, Naw Kuma
25. Sacred Chanting
Hmong
7. New Year Song, played on a Gheng free-reed pipes
8. Song of Longing
9. Courting Song, played on a Traa Pulay end-blown flute
10. Song of Lonliness
11. Courting Song, played on a Lei Lei folk clarinet
12. Courting Song, played on a Nja mouth harp
Akha
26. Hunting Rite, played on Ho Dii bamboo beaters
27. Shaman Soul-Calling Ritual
28. Courting Song, played on a Ja Eu mouth harp
29. Courting Song
30. Funeral chanting, accompanied on a Bau Tang beater
31. Ancestral Song
32. Courting Song, played on a leaf
33. Courting Song, accompanied on a Dheuham Lute
Mien
13. Courting Song
14. Courting Song, played on a Hao Dong Ngo, end-blown flute
15. Courting Song
16. Ceremonial Music, performed by a Dzat double reed and percussion
17.Ancestral Song
18. Sacred Chanting to call deities, accompanied by Ling bells

Lisu
34. New Year Song
35. Courting Song, played on a Djeulae Bakka side flute
36. Friendship Song
37. Courting Song, played on a Pali Fulu
38. Ancestral Song, accompanied on a Tseubeu
39. New Year Festival Dancing, accompanied on a Tseubeu

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