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Thai folk music has many subtypes the most important ones being Luk Thung, Mor Lam, Kantrum etc. Mor Lam is a form of Thai music resembling the music of Laos. But sadly as is the case with music the world over that folk music also seems to be going on a decline with the appearance of Thai pop music or String music on the music circuit.
Luk thung was developed in the mid 20th century. It reflects the daily trials and tribulations of rural people of Thailand. It’s basically Thai country music. Ponsri Woranut, Suraphol Sombatcharoem, Pumpuang Duangjan are some of the famous Luk thung artists.
Mor lam id closely associated with the music of Laos as the Lao population dominates Thailand’s north-eastern Isan region from where the Mor lam has originated. The basic instrument used is called a Khaem. It has a funk feel to the percussion and rhythmic vocals.
Kantrum also belongs to the region of Isan but is less popular compared to Mor lam. It’s played by Cambodians unlike Morlam played by the Lao population. Its purest form is known as Cho-Kantrum which is dominted by percussion instruments and fiddles. Its more of a dance music form. Darkie is one of the most famous Kantrum singers.
Some famous Thai folk songs are:
- Nam Ta Ja Tho by Suraphol Sombatcharoem
- Siphok Pi Haeng Khuam Lang by Suraphol Sombatcharoem