The Revival of Thai Lue Ethnic Group Performing Arts: Case Study of Thai Lue Singing Chiangkham District Phayao Province and Ban Nayangtai Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Rattana Tapang
Sudaporn Nimkam


The Revival of Thai Lue Performing Arts: Case Study of Thai Lue Singing. The Development of Research Project Management: Case Study of Cultural Relations between Thai Lue Ethic Group in Phayao and Thai Lue in Luang Prabang Distrcit, Laos. The purposes of the study are (1) to study the adjustment of Thai Lue ethnic group performing arts: a case study of Thai Lue singing, (2) to study basic elements of Thai Lue singing by individual purposive interview, and group interview. The sample of this study were singers, pipe players and leaders or patrons in group of performing arts. The data collected from observation and interview performer and patron.

The study found that the adjustment of Thai Lue ethnic group performing arts at Chiang Kham District was the performing art renewability. Then the group of people who studied Thai Lue singing extended the learning outcomes based on their individual ways by studying from teachers in Laos, Myanmar and Xishuangbanna and learning through online which them could apply for dancing performances in events in community and provinces as well as broaden teaching methodology to students and juveniles.

In Thai Lue singing at Yang Na Tai Village, it found that Thai Lue singing was acquired from family who worked as Thai Lue singers that performed in auspicious ceremonies. The instruments were fans and Thai Lue pipes. However, it differentiates from Chiang Kham District by using two pipes called Pi Kiew. Nevertheless, the platform of Thai Lue at Chiang Kham is that the pipe players will be on the left hand of the singer, but two singers at Na Yang Tai Village will be on the front area of the singers. Moreover, both of the players of two areas will pay respect to teachers or homage to teachers before the performance. The benefits of studying in both countries are preliminary data that can be used to develop Tai Lue Singning styles, creating Tai Lue Singning innovation, including develop activities of the elderly in the community.

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Tapang, R., & Nimkam, S. (2020). The Revival of Thai Lue Ethnic Group Performing Arts: Case Study of Thai Lue Singing Chiangkham District Phayao Province and Ban Nayangtai Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Connexion: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9(1), 109–122. Retrieved from
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