Thai Music Culture in 21st Century : Thai Music and Its Others (The Westernization and Globalization of Thai Classical Music) : Case Study of Thai Musical Instruments and Innovation

Paphutsorn Wongratanapitak





"Thai Music and Its Others" was inspired by Georgina Born and David Hesmondalgh from their publication "Western Music and Its Others" in 2002. This research topic implies the fact that Thai music has also been greatly influenced by other cultures, especially Western culture. This article provides a history and development of Thai music from the 1930s until the present in different areas, for example, musical instruments and innovations, composition, performance, media, transmission and music education, beliefs, and the connections of Thai classical music to the globe.


(Published in Rian Thai: International Journal of Thai Studies, Volume 3/2010, Page 185-206)


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