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Subject Lisu, Suebue, music, Phetchabun
Author Chalermkit Khengkaew
Title Lisu musical instrument: A case study of “Suebue” at Phet Kham Village,Tambon Khao Khor, Khao Khor District, Phetchabun Province
Document Type MA.Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Lisu, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Sino-Tibetan
Location of
- Total Pages - Year -
Source Faculty of Graduate Studies, Srinakharinwirote University

          The Lisu ethnic group at Phet Dam Village migrated from the northern part of Thailand and were assisted by state agencies to settle in the area, which was fertile land suitable for agriculture. Geographically, the south of the village borders the Hmong ethnic group, making it culturally diverse and affecting the culture of the Lisu. Socially, the Lisu consisted of a nuclear, patriarchal family type. Administratively, it was a mixture of traditional and official practices. The villagers were animists as well as Christians and they were mainly involved in farming. Furthermore, the ethnic group had its own unique musical instruments. For instance, the “Suebue” was played in rituals and in festivals. The instrument has long been with the Lisu society. However, its origin was unknown (pp. 490-494). The music played by using this instrument expressed the lifestyle and livelihood of the ethnic group, especially the farming lifestyle and social values, because music is a cultural product of society. Therefore, music reflects the image and identity of a particular society. The instrument has various social functions. It is performed in rituals, festivals, and is a tool to unite the Lisu society (pp. 502-504).

Text Analyst - Date of Report Apr 27, 2016
TAG Lisu, Suebue, music, Phetchabun, Translator -


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