Wai Khru Ceremony: The Life and Soul of Thai Music

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Narongchai Pidokrajt, Assoc. Prof.


Thai life is bound with multicultural beliefs: native supernatural beliefs, Brahmanism, Hinduism, and Buddhism that derived from India. This mixture of beliefs formed the foundation of Thai culture, social practices, and has become the breath of Thai people for centuries. The Wai Khru ceremony in Thai traditional music represents this constructed belief in a form of ceremony that brings together religious beliefs, Thai morals, and the socio-cultural practice that influenced Thai music and musicians.


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